Exhale…

October 26, 2010

I finally made it out to our land.  It has been way too long.  The soap business has taken more time than either of us anticipated,  though we don’t mind.  Starting Belle Terre has been tons of fun!  But as I walked beneath the maples with yellow, red and brown leaves rustling under foot, the bigger picture was once again brought into focus.  A simple life, close to the earth, with Julia and our clan of canine companions.  This is Belle Terre!

The picture below is  of the garden rows I had been working on in late August and early September.  While the changing colors reminded me that nature was exhaling from a long busy summer, this image reminded me that life continued and there would be no season of rest for those who chose to live close to the earth.






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