I need to capture this short poem by Jim Harrison so I remember to somehow include it in the long-suffering effort of combining all my blogs with my website into just one location on the web - step, step, step.
"In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
and the mountains of the Mexican border
I've followed the calls of birds
that don't exist into thickets
and up canyons. I'm unsure
if all of me returned."
Yep, done that. Both places and others, too. And I would do it again. In fact, I am unsure if I lose a bit of myself or find myself nearly everyday now when some bird is calling on the farm that I do not know, I cannot find, or I do not have time to find. Either way, I am content.
This website/blogs consolidation project has had set-backs, but I am hopeful I am getting much closer to getting it over the finish line. Some of the logistical and psychological hurdles have been identified and resolved. I am setting a goal for myself to have this 'launch' no later than June 21, which will be the 5-year anniversary of this blog. Hopefully, I can pull out the stops, set the birds aside, set my new-found love of poetry aside, set the garlic aside, set the weeding aside, set my friends aside, set cooking aside, set my lovely dog Phoebe aside, on and on and on, and get it done before then! Please note - no where did I say 'set my husband aside'. He needs me, I need him. :)
This new website which combines all my blogs and all the content will be beautiful and so much easier to find everything, even for me, maybe especially for me! :)
PS - We do have baby turkeys born somewhere and now running behind their mother on the farm, I scared up a woodcock last evening, hummingbirds are everywhere, baby bluebirds are getting bigger, and so much more. What lovely creations (and distractions)!! I love waking up every morning. :)
Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row, even bird by bird,
Diana Dyer, MS, RD