"Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will, in the end, contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness."
-Letter from Thomas Jefferson to George Washington (1787)-
The fall and winter lend themselves to reflection. It is a time to review the previous year; the goals accomplished, lessons learned, adventures achieved. As I reflect upon the past year I am pleased with what has happened at Cheney Farms. There has been the usual cast of characters, the occasional high caliber outlaw playfully pushing the limits of fun and good judgment, and of course the Technician tending to his crop. Those who have spent time at the farm have witnessed the copious changes through the year, most notably my desire to transfer this precious soil to the next visionary. As sad it may be to leave Cheney Farms I look forward to the next season, for whomever inherits this land and for however long they tend to the soil, they, like me, will be fueled for life. For tasting the sweetness of what is garnered by hand is much more replenishing than that which can be gleaned without.