Let Me Count The Ways….

How neglectful can I possibly be in recording what I have accomplished in the 1080 Laughing Labyrinth?  Let me count the ways….  Instead, let me catch up!

Storm Brewing

Storm Brewing over 1080

June has been nothing but rain and although the temperatures have rarely risen to the predicted highs, the humidity has made things pretty uncomfortable.  So, I am usually out early digging, tearing up the ground to get stepables in, and deciding where to put the limestone bench.  The biggest hurdle was moving “Big Honkin'” the boulder that Mike dropped in February.  We had neighbor families over in early June.  The children’s version of a contemplative walk

Neighbor children at the heart of the Laughing Labyrinth

was running the pathways at full speed, nary missing a turn.  Later, four strong guys gave one shove and said, “Boy, that’s heavy.”  Duh!  So, Tina P. and I used our brains over brawn.  We borrowed a plastic sled from Tracy, levered Big Honkin’ onto the shed, but lacking mass, had to stop there.  So, that afternoon, the the sweltering heat, Rich tied a rope around the rock and truck bumper and snap!  The resistance broke the rope.  So, we tied two ropes and presto, Big Honkin had a new

Big Honkin' comes to rest

home across the entry way next to the daisy fleabane.  Yeah!  So, welcome rock returned to the center of the entry, I dug and set the stepping stones, put in more stepables and did work in the labyrinth itself.

A dear friend gives and puts in plants!

How nice are my friends to not only dig plants before a major surgery and another to dig plants and put them in while I supervised moving furniture and a carpet in preparation for the wood stove installation?  Pretty lucky gal.

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About marionpatterson

From the Heartland: Marion is a master educator, writer, Veriditas Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, creator and workshop promoter, and environmental educator. A Holy Fire II Usui and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries Certified Practitioner (HTSM-CP), Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner she seeks to connect with others in their knowledge and spiritual quests. She leads Healing Talking Circles using the principles embraced by indigenous populations and in Restorative Justice Circles. She and her husband, Rich, co-own Winding Pathways LLC and live in Eastern Iowa. "Encouraging people to create wondrous yards." Go outside and Play!
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