There is so much happening in the world, it is difficult for me to concentrate on our small life on the farm. What seemed important yesterday, last week, last year; seems less so today. There are worms in the cabbage, but our children are safe and our problems are those of privilege. There are weeds in the tomatoes, but none of us are sick. We find solace in what formerly felt out of our control.
We go about our work, though our minds are distracted and want to contribute more to the betterment of humankind.
Nature and the garden take no notice.
Low humidity levels are keeping the warm, sunny days enjoyable. Ginger is being planted in the high tunnels, along with winter squash in the field this week, both for fall harvest. There are early summer lettuces ready for transplant and to be covered with a shade cloth as an experiment in late spring salad growing. Succession plantings of basil, sunflowers, melons, squash, and cukes are all going into the field soon and a final seeding of tomatoes is just beginning to germinate.
Farming keeps our bodies busy, even as our minds are free to contemplate how to focus our resources to improve the lives of everyone in our community.
NEWS FROM THE BEND
From planting time to the growing and harvesting seasons,