WDIDT: Dug in the Dirt #Write31Days

#Write31Days. 1 Topic, 31 Days, Lots of Thoughts.  This year I am reflecting on one small moment a day and why it mattered (or didn’t!). What did I do today?


We are still newbies in the world of homeownership. We’ve lived in our house less than a year and it is our first home.

When we moved into our home it was cold and the ground was frozen solid. There was nothing growing. So, we waited.

For a full year we have let our yard grow. Outside of mowing the lawn we have just watched and waited.

To our surprise we discovered we have a butterfly bush, a hydrangea bush and a large amount of peonies.

We also have A LOT of weeds.

The weeds are about to overtake the plot of peonies. So, we decided to move the peonies and dig up the weeds.

And so, I tucked my littles into nap time, pulled out all the gardening supplies and got to work.

We had researched how and when to move peonies. I was able to cut them down, dig them up, see the “eyes” (the part that will grow next year) and then re-root them.

It ended up being about 3 hours worth of work AND I had roots with eyes left over.

Now, I can not wait until Spring to see what happens! The peony patch has been hidden in our back yard. Now, they will bloom in the front of our home right off the front porch!

I was reminded today how fun it is to dig in the dirt. I’ve washed my hands and soaked them and done dishes and there are still traces of dirt.

It is a little bit like life. All the moments we experience leave a trace of where we have been.

What did you do today that left a mark?



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