The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity ~Anatole France~


Earth Day

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds its attached to the rest of the world."

-John Muir-

As yet another Earth Day is here I give pause to be thankful for all that I have and all that comes from the Earth.

Although the Farm sits idle in the winter but for the small projects in the shop, Earth Day reminds me that the growing season is around the corner. Soon the orchard will be full of fruit with the reassuring sound of bees, buzzing, drunk on pollen.  The raised beds will be ripe with color and herbs. The willow bows will be draped over the lazy hammock.  Grapes will soon turn from green into purple, with the sweet scent of fermenting sugar. The fields will be draped with golden wheat, waving in the morning sun. And the rotational beds will be brimming with green beans, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, and basil while the sunflowers stand at attention and guard the harvest.

Ah the Spring is a special time, a time to rejoice and give thanks to Mother Earth.

Happy Earth Day 2013