I don't know what chickling vetch is. But apparantly we're going to plant it in our garden. And it's going to be great. I saw a picture and it just looked like a bunch of grass to me. But I'm trusting my fellow gardeners, even though I'm often suspicious if they really know any more than I do.
Chickling vetch has become one of my new favourite things. Mostly because it's just really a lot of fun to say. It kind of sounds like an insult, "You're just a chickling vetch!" And because it's going to be a part of my future, even though I have no idea what it is or what it will mean.
As I'm beginning the summer, a lot of things are like that. I've left my comfortable, fabulous community that I've had for the past 8 months. Relationships have ended and been put on hold, while others are deepening and new ones are appearing. It's a time of a lot of transition for me, and for a many of us "Groovy Root"ers. But working on this garden project is something that makes me feel at home. I forget about time passing and stressful issues, and wholeheartedly laugh, colour, plan, estimate, dream, debate, opinion and get distracted by YouTube along with everyone else.
I am so excited for this project. It makes me feel revolutionary, like student activists in the 70s. I know, lots of people garden and it's not that crazy. But there's that revolutionary kind of energy behind this. I feel like this garden project could change our lives. Maybe. In a small way. For the summer. Why not? Hey, I already learned two new words.