Since we’ve had Lamby I haven’t had to mow. But I’ve been doing a shit load of sweeping. Her poops are everywhere, black pebbles strewn on the garden path.
My lemon tree is half eaten. She’s taken a particular fondness to my bay leaf bush which up till now seemed indestructible and she seems to also love my pineapple sage, having devoured and pruned it down for me. An infused lamb with flavors, no, no, just kidding.
Funny how she’s ignored the rosemary and mint, completely.
Maybe she doesn’t want me to get any ideas!
Any serious horticulturalist would be horrified but me? Well, I’m definitely no horticulturalist and I’m not horrified either.
Besides, who could resist this face?
I figure when she goes back to the farm the bay leaf tree will keep growing, the lemon tree may rejuvenate and the apricot tree, well that wasn’t doing so great even before she came.
The lawn mowing will have to resume though. In the meantime she’s doing a fine job keeping it down and shaping my birch trees … and most other trees in her vicinity.
Who would have thought that a little lamb could teach so much. When she’s not around anymore I’ll ponder all the lessons. For now though she’s teaching me that some things don’t matter. She’s reminding me not to sweat the small stuff.
Nature grows back, plants rejuvenate, I’ll buy my apricots and lemons from the store this year. Sometimes things grow back even stronger when they’ve had a good pruning. Nothing is perfect but it doesn’t mean that things can’t still be beautiful.
I guess it’s a bit like the effort we put into our relationships and life. If we nurture them they’ll grow stronger. If we focus on the good in our life more positives are bound to follow.
So for now I’ll just keep looking up and enjoying the everyday ordinary moments in my life. Appreciating the imperfections in my garden, being grateful that I still have one. And remembering not to sweat the small stuff.
May we never be afraid to trim back in order to grow.
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