H Uilis wrote:I am loving reading other people's clever names and fun storied. The name of our little homestead is 'Ina Bpraiseach Aoibhinn' which is Gaelic for 'In a Beautiful Mess' (Talk about folk not knowing how to pronounce it!) We are both heavy on the Irish and Scottish ancestry and well our land was (and is) rather a mess...no neat raised beds or straight rows here! Most folk, even our other homesteading friends, seem to want to tidy the place up. But she is lovely and productive and we feel blessed in our beautiful mess whether other people 'get it' or not.
I'd LOVE the correct pronunciation, please? Hubs And I are both of Scots/Irish descent, so I'm always curious. The last word looks (to me) like it might be pronounced 'Avynn', or similarly...?
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Tereza Okava wrote:Kali, my mother was a big fan of Crockett's Victory Garden. She always had a garden, although she usually got distracted from it between all her responsibilities and it didn't yield much. I didn't learn til I was much older that as a girl she pretty much survived on the garden of the neighbor lady who took her in when her own mom split (lots of stuff we didn't talk about in our family when I was little). The garden represented safety.
I also get very emotional thinking about people who come together to grow food when things get tough- I've lived in a few countries where people did this, independently feeling they needed to take responsibility for making change, and I think it represents the force for good that still exists.
Tereza, thank you for this post and your stories. I get emotional over the same things. My mother abandoned me as an infant and my paternal grandparents took me in. Lots of stuff in my family we never talked about either, and never will be spoken of. Also lots of beautiful stories out there of people who cared for others. Sounds like your mother was a lucky woman in that sense.
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