Welcoming the growth of Spring.
It's that time of year again where we mark the celebration of all things feminine and new in the cycle of Spring. In the space of one short month we celebrate the Spring equinox, Mother's Day (UK) and Easter. Not forgetting, here in the Unconventional Family, we are gearing up to celebrate Ostara's second birthday. How time flies! Ostara is named after the Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) goddess of Spring which is traditionally spelt 'Oestre' and is closely related to the words 'Oestrogen' and 'Easter'.
At this time we celebrate renewal, fertility and all the new opportunities that lie ahead of us. For our family, this year looks to bring yet more cameras following our journey off-grid into a self-sustainable future.
Just as the cycle of the seasons take their time, so must we and this year we are beginning with the first year running our own allotment and learning how to preserve food so we can begin to reduce our reliance on our weekly food bill.
Whilst visiting our local comminty seed swap we managed to acquire new plum and hazelnut trees and, along with some cherry trees being gifted for Ostara's birthday, we hope to spend the Spring not only nurturing seedlings into vegetables but also planting out the orchard.