I love our friends so very dearly. As much as Zak and I want to move away from Nantucket to buy our own land, I will most definitely miss my friends very much. We got together yesterday at the Brewery for a little seed swapping. We’ve all planted our seeds already and decided to get together to swap some of what we had left. We traded veggies and herbs and flowers. We talked about what we had planted already and what we planned to plant in the coming weeks. I’m so happy we will be growing seeds together and helping one another along the way. I’m sure after harvest time, we’ll have veggie swaps and after canning, canned good swaps. We’ve started a bee group (well, my doula Sunny did!) and we’ve all been working together on preparing the hives, making it through the winter, and ordering supplies and more bees together. I love that about out community.
One of the best meet up spots on the island is the brewery. Delicious fresh beer and an outdoor tent to keep us all warm. Loads of seating and live music and just a generally great place. There is a farm nearby and lots of animals so Odin always really enjoys going into the brewery as much as he does being inside. There are loads of toys for the kids to play with and lots of dogs and lovely people.
Our friends are all beautiful. Rachel and David are building a tiny house. I’m sure you’ve heard about them. She has a blog recording her process here, and it’s definitely worth checking out. I’m inspired and want my own tiny house now! Jen and Jeremy have the sweetest little girl named Emma, I’ll be photographing their wedding later this year! James and Mae are very good friends as well. Zak and James have known each other forever and have had some pretty amazing adventures. They have traveled across the country together and have lived in some wild places. I’m always entranced whenever I hear one of their stories and can’t focus on anything else. I keep begging Zak to write a book. Maybe one day he actually will and everyone else will be able to read his tales of adventure. I felt very lucky watching all of our friends together. They are all so RAD. Love these people more than anything.
I asked on Instagram what seeds you had started already and so many people responded. That makes me so unbelievably happy and I hope to inspire even more of you to start your own garden. Even if it’s something small, a tomato plant and some herbs in pots on your balcony or front porch. It all makes a difference and nothing tastes quite as nice as homegrown foods. I’d love to hear what you’ve already planted or what you plan to plant! Also, how do you make your space work or plan to if you don’t have a yard of your own?