Gratitude for the Nature Spirits

I’m not sure how many people know this, but yesterday, Goshen, Indiana was right in line for the most severe weather predictions — another “derecho storm” with winds 58-100 mph, along with tornadoes, flooding and giant hail. I felt the energies all day, having been in a tornado in Kansas back in the mid-90’s. There’s a curious feeling that happens before tornadoes, something I have only felt a handful of times, always when tornadoes approached. In any case, I felt it yesterday, and when I saw the weather forecast, I got to praying and Rune-ing protection Runes around Goshen, our house, yard and David’s parents’ home.

I also walked around the yard as the storm approached last night, harvested a bunch of greens, put pots of yet to be transplanted plants onto our enclosed front porch, and had a little chat with the Nature Spirits asking them to disband the storm as they’ve done in the past. (They’ve also been great at bringing strongly requested rain “out of nowhere” during a drought.) Anyway, I had some chats with the Guardians of our Land, put an energetic container on the giant pile of mulch by David’s car, and went inside.

Well, all we got was a lot of rain (but no flooding) and some mild thunderstorms! It was like the derecho and tornadoes that had been making a beeline for us just evaporated. This morning, I looked outside, and the garden has grown exponentially overnight. Between the compost, coffee grounds, Nature Spirit protection and all that rain, things are looking much happier. No additional slug damage, either.

I also had a friend over yesterday who completely loved up our yard. That may have helped, since the garden does seem to grow extra well when someone comes in and expresses interest in all the Mad Scientist Gardening experiments. It’s like the plants puff themselves up with pride and want to perform even better. Today, I’ve got some other Transition Goshen folks coming over for a meeting and a peek at the wild abundance.

Sooo, as a thank you to my garden, the yard, the Nature Spirits and all the almost in bloom wildflowers, here are some photos:

The "Bed Bed" with new chard, watercress, tomato, basils, onions and sea kale.

The “Bed Bed” with new chard, watercress, tomato, basils, onions and sea kale.

Just some of our squash, melons and cukes. We will be trellising those to make green walls in various parts of the yard. Also you can see grape vines to the left.

Just some of our squash, melons and cukes. We will be trellising those to make green walls in various parts of the yard. Also you can see grape vines to the left.

More InstBeds, with kale, chard, oregano, peppers, Turkish rocket, parsley, naturtiums and even some recovering zinnias

More InstBeds, with kale, chard, oregano, peppers, Turkish rocket, parsley, naturtiums and even some recovering zinnias

Tree collards, cilantro, tomato, jalapeno peppers, sage, arugula, stevia and more

Tree collards, cilantro, tomato, jalapeno peppers, sage, arugula, stevia and more

Leeks, chives, peppers, kale, ruby chard, parsley, watercress and a lone nasturtium

Leeks, chives, peppers, kale, ruby chard, parsley, watercress and a lone nasturtium

In other parts of the yard, we’ve now got watermelon growing, Boston Marrow Squash, cantaloupe, lovage, and various spots of volunteer grapes. Things are coming along, and the daisies and coneflowers look ready to pop into exuberance any day now. Cheers and thanks!

6 responses to this post.

  1. ….would you believe I, too, said some prayers/requests/supplications to nature to please go gently on Columbus, Ohio. We had thunderstorms with lightning, etc. but to my knowledge no damage. I am grateful.

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  2. Posted by Kim on June 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Love it. And organic to boot – or as I like to say .. “normal” … yay!

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  3. Beautiful Garden Laura! Awesome work on diffusing the storm. I heard Zorra of Hollow Earth suggest that weather can be changed by group prayer, speaking to the clouds, the thunder and imagining the weather you want in place of what might be predicted. Your words and photos are proof that this works. This can be done remotely, also, so no need to be right under the storm front to be effective. Blessings, Alia

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  4. Thanks and blessings! Laura

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  5. […] As anyone following my gardening and wild yard adventures knows, I’ve engaged the Faery Realm, the Elementals and Nature Spirits to help with the sometimes overwhelming task of turning a crazy mess into a beautiful, productive, human-faery-animal-plant kingdom harmonized, permaculture food forest. For the most part, we all get along, and I’ve been very grateful to them for their help. […]

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