Sum Sum Sum Summertime

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It’s true, I think summer time has arrived and is here to stay for a while. It is 90 today in Northern Michigan…yeah see it gets warm here and I don’t have to wear snow boots all the time. It is the most beautiful thing to step outside and water the plants in the morning with no shoes on. The simplest things like the feeling of the morning dew between my toes and can I just tell you how much I love the smell of Lake Michigan. Mike makes fun of me because I am so crazy about it. It’s like the perfect mix of fish, fresh rain, sand, and forest all in one. 

But that is just where it starts with my passion for summer. The farm to table options everyday to eat and the way I feel when I wake up in the morning with the fresh air blowing into the bedroom just begging for me to get up and enjoy the day. 

After such a long winter and the many cold spring days I feel these days are so precious. So I am rearranging my schedule a little for the season. I will be working in the office from 8 AM -12 PM and then from 8PM – midnight every night. This is mostly for clients to know when I will be returning emails and working on projects but also to let you readers know that I may be posting later in the evenings. I want to make sure I take advantage of the sun and long days as much as I can because I dream about them all winter long. 

Happy Tuesday my friends! I am heading to work on the garden, take photos, and write a post for you guys to begin the weekly posts on the garden. Pretty excited about everything that summer is offering this year!


Hello! I’m Megan Gilger,

A strong believer that nature and the seasons are our greatest teachers. We live on a hill in Leelanau County, Michigan just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. This land we are responsible for is where we are focused on building a life around the seasons and intention. We spend our days here building a regenerative model of living and focusing our garden on native plants and intensive polyculture planting styles. My focus is less on self-sufficiency and more on community-sufficiency through how we grow and connect through the seasons.
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