Today I started my Three Sisters Garden. Corn, beans and squash. I’ll plant the seeds tomorrow. It took me a good part of the day to dig up the grass, making a plot about 7″x8″.
I read about the Three Sisters, in the book Braiding Sweetgrass while we were away this week. I’ve heard of the this kind of planting before, but when I read Robin Wall Kimmerer’s description of the garden and it’s meaning, it touched something deep inside of me.
It’s not about wanting this garden for myself, but wanting to be a part of this ancient tradition. Wanting to work with and get to know the earth in this way. This exchange between me and her.
I’ll write more about it tomorrow, after I plant the seeds.