Monday, February 2, 2009

Ground Breaking

Tom and I, along with friends, celebrated our ground breaking on February 1st. That's when we celebrate the first day of spring, and we thought it would be an appropriate ceremonial start.

Photos by Anna. (Thank you!)

Although it was a warm and sunny day (in the low 50s), the ground was frozen and covered in snow.

Friends brought things to honor the ground breaking, like this bird's nest and pine bough.

And cornmeal that we all sprinkled on the snow.

Tom and I always throw out lettuce seeds in February (usually on Valentine's Day), and we did so this year at our new lot. It's pretty amazing how they'll melt through the snow and actually grow!

Two sculptures on the lot that Tom has made from found materials.

Special thanks to all our friends and family in attendance, either in spirit or in the flesh!


Blogging My Life Away said...

Tom and Steph! It is like you now have blessed the ground and keeping it alive so it understands and feels the house as you build!!!

I was totally there with you as I weeded my mom's garden on Sunday and thought of you!

Anonymous said...

I love the pics! Looks like a really nice event!

Anna said...

Hooray! I'm so glad I could be there~

Anonymous said...

Fabulous event and a lovely invocation. The treats were yummy, too! Live long and prosper, Luciferous terra.


Anonymous said...

Tom and Stephanie- I love your website. Ive had the card for years and havent even signed in. The search was selfish as I was looking for way to get a hold on Tom as Im training to run a marathon and wanted to chat with him. my email is if you would drop a line. Love the blog. Kate

Anonymous said...

I was honored to be there!