NATURE'S GIFT -- SCENTED PINES
My homestead property is surrounded by hundreds of acres that march up Bear mountain and down the other side all mostly wild land. I feel fortunate to live in such a place as I revel in all that nature gives. And that is the key word in this post as well as the Mary Oliver poem that I mention above. Nature gives to me -- Oliver calls it a gift. And in her poem she gives back. It made me take stock of what I give back.
NATURE'S GIFT -- SOIL ENRICHMENT
For me I can give back simply. Live lightly on the homestead, avoid chemicals, protect from unwanted intruders, and welcome nature in all its forms.