Planting the perimeter of a rock retaining berm with pumpkin.
Our plantings went well, despite a mid-summer drought that required much hand-watering of our plants and soil. Things started to grow and bloom, but were quickly discovered by our local deer population. We had constructed fencing, but the deer were smart and hungry, managing to chew off all the pumpkin and squash fruiting bodies. We were left thinking that replanting next season with non-edible cactus might be the preferred route.
Trial and error, show and tell, think and rethink, explore the unknown.
Seeing the joy on the faces of volunteers, and the dirt on the hands of all.
Similar to the relatively slow progression of soil erosion on our hill berm, we need to practice resiliency in terms of putting dirt, rock, heart and soul into place.