Sunday, August 8, 2010

my garden

Moving to Forest Ranch has brought one major advantage to my life! Now I have time and space to keep a vegetable garden. So for the first time, since the days of helping my beloved nonno (grandpa) with his garden on the Como lake, I got my own little piece of soil to try my green thumb!
It happened almost by I was digging an old pile of soil left on the propriety I saw a bunch of earthorms in there....mmmhhh that is the sign for a place that plants would really like! So decided to put there one of my watermelon starts that I germinated in April, and had to rush indoors into a pot when it froze again...
then I put an okra that had had the same troublesome beginning...both baby plants looked very scrawny and miserable when I transplanted them. then I decided to throw in a bag of TJ organic potatoes that were germinating like crazy...

As things started to look better I got excited and decided to add some more....a tomatillo and a cucumber brought by our friend Aaaron, planted a few more watermelon seeds and some beans for good measure....well long story short the pile of dirt got colonized!
Now I watch the melong get bigger every day, and I had the great pleasure to eat the arrugola and few cucumbers....

I feel like I literally going back to my those long summer days in Tremezzo, when I was helping my granfather harvest hay....
So I come home every night, with very dusty feet, after checking on the garden, with a tomato or a cucumber in my hand and I feel happier that I have been in a long time!

1 comment:

  1. Come vedi si ritorna sempre agli avi, si fanno cose imparate da piccoli senza saperlo,ma


About Me

Forest Ranch, CA, United States
Omnatura was born in 2005 as a line of handmade jewellery in collaboration with artisans in the poor areas of the northeast of Brazil. Since then it has expanded to different countries, and has grown more and more into a concept for living. I am Vivica, the creator of Omnatura, and when my visions and priorities started shifting and expanding, I decided to let my business expand and shift with them. After all Omnatura could be translated into "All-Natural" (from the Latin base "omni" and "naturae"), and my life has been strongly moving towards this all-natural state.... After living in the city of Los Angeles for the last 17 years, and the city of Milano for many years before that, the call back to nature finally became reality this year in April, when we moved to the small community if Forest Ranch in Northern California. My dreams of self-sufficiency and threading lightly on this much abused planet are now becoming reality. A different pace of life, and still managing my business of sustainable with more integrity than ever!