Dear MOTHER: Moving to the Country, Moving Through Grief

Letters from our readers about reconnecting with one’s roots, building obelisks, and finding hope in the garden.

| August/September 2020

Photo by Becky Walker

Building Obelisks

In response to your article “Home Isolation” (June/July 2020), we’ve been following all of the directives during this unprecedented pandemic. To be honest, we’ve been pretty happy to just stay home and spend time outside on our 20 acres. If there’s anything good about this historic situation, it’s that it occurred during a time of year when the weather is warm and the daylight hours are longer.

We saw the article by Amy Andrychowicz in the April/May 2020 issue, “Make Your Garden Grow Up with a DIY Obelisk.” Since we aren’t currently going out and about to places like the lumberyard, we adapted her directions to make garden obelisks from cedar on our property. We have them in place to use with our cucumbers and miniature cantaloupe. We can’t wait to see how it works out!

We hope all of us can use this time of isolation as an opportunity to inspire new ways of living that are better for humankind and the Earth we all share.

Becky Walker
New Bloomfield, Missouri

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