It's just the kind of gardening advice you'd think I'd be interested in - a spirit for everything: carrot spirit, cabbage spirit, mole spirit, etc. It turns out that I'm actually pretty resistant to these ideas for some reason. However, the book is very sincere. Something has told me to keep reading, even though I find some of the author's stories pretty fantastic, just keep reading. I think I'll get what I need to get from this. Sometimes I get a very delayed reaction from things, so we'll see. One thing I did like was her way of being open to these spirits advising her how to proceed with things like when and where to plant, and how to take care of the plants. I definitely haven't heard quite the kind of clear, personal communication from my garden that the author reports, but I have tried to be very open to inspiration and guidance, while taking the basics into account. Sometimes, I feel that it's coming through.
Many different people have told me that going barefoot would help connect me to the land. Now, I actually love going barefoot. That was a big part of my "hippie" youth! However we have so many of those lethal "goat head" stickers here, that I haven't felt able to follow through with this advice, much as I'd love to! As I was preparing for my ritual, I looked around my little plot and realised that there were few, if any, stickers in that area, so off came my shoes and it was fine. Heaven! Something else to enjoy and be thankful for.
photo by Captain Creeg