One of the many things I can’t do



When I started this blog, I want to share certain tips about permaculture, and for the most part I have. But one thing I cannot do, is parrot information back at people.

A few days ago I was so busy that I didn’t have time to get a blog out when I wanted too, so what I did was push myself into posting a blog that I really didn’t like. I don’t like parroting information at people, I found that I have to say things in my way, and in my interpretation, or my inner self suffers.

I love permaculture, but mostly I love it because it’s focus is on returning control back into the hands of where it belongs. Nature knows what it’s doing, and for many decades now, we have tried to take control and act as if we know better. The Creator of all that is, knows what it is doing.

So many life lessons can be learned from nature, more than I could ever put in a blog, but my latest life lesson has been about pruning.

If you read one of my past blogs called “One odd way to enhance the growth of your plants”, you would remember I talked about a tree I wanted to buy, but didn’t because it cost way too much. I found this same plant at the beginning of the fall marketing season all dried up and appeared to be dead for only $5, of course I bought it wanting to save this poor living plant.

Starting new

Starting new

All the leaves were dead and shriveled up, so I figured they would fall off like the trees outside do. But they never did, and they were really stiff and wouldn’t come off.  At one point I wondered if the leaves were only half dead and not fully dead like I thought.

My husband decided to prune these leaves off, but got busy doing something else, so he never finishing the whole tree. So when I was transplanting the tree the other day, I seen that those few branches were now sprouting a lot of new growth. What was happening was that the tree was putting unnecessary energy into trying to revive those half dead leaves when it was just easier to cut them off and start again.

How true this rings in my life.

How many times have I put a lot of energy into trying to revive certain situations that should have been cut off and started over? How much energy was wasted in trying to grow plants the old-fashioned way of rows and paths, and of living my life the way other people said I should? Too much.

Removing unwanted thinking

Removing unwanted thinking

After figuring out what was going on with my tree, I went through all my plants and pruned off any dead or dying leaves, branches, and flowers. Now I will have to go through the rest of my life and do the same.


About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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1 Response to One of the many things I can’t do

  1. nepermhome says:

    How very perfectly put. Thanks!


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