Just taking a quick break from gardening to write this because as I was just standing in between the pine trees, collecting falling needles, I realized how absolutely grateful I am for this little plot of land we bought almost a year ago.
I’m using the pine needles as mulch in the garden and just being able to live sustainably and be resourceful in this way brings me so much joy.
The simple fact that we have pine trees to gather fallen needles from makes my heart swell with gratitude and appreciation for the many blessings we have. Some people don’t even have trees in their yard and we have over a dozen different kids!
I feel so much more connected to the land since buying this house.
From waking up to the roosters crowing to napping in the hammock while listening to the birds and crickets chirp. From saving rain water, to collecting pine needles. Gardening barefoot to picking dandelions.
I’ve discovered a new, deeper, more meaningful appreciation for the earth. And it’s all because of this little old farmhouse.
What are you thankful for in this moment? Please share with a comment below!