oh july, so hot and so dry
The path from one end of a weedy tomato bed to the other can be a long one. Combine the distance with record high temperatures, not a cloud in the sky, and you've got the equation for the fluid free-ranging conversations we've had while weeding in the fields these last weeks. Save the crystalline thoughts for Winter, folks. These puddles of ideas have ventured everywhere from privilege and power to universal truths and natural equilibrium. Big concepts that have felt particularly raw and overwhelming in our current chaotic human world.
The farm proves a beautiful and safe space to explore these ideas, and its own context to see them in action. Our 13-acre microcosm reminds us of our inter-connectedness; our Biodynamic approach to agriculture tells us that we are indeed in a conversation with Mother Earth, and not a power struggle; and the true relief of a Summer rain shows us just how important and healing it is to find and maintain equilibrium. Lessons everywhere.
Even on the hottest, most brain-baking of days, it's a privilege to do the work we do. And though the calendar tells us we're a long way from Thanksgiving Day, it feels particularly appropriate to honor and appreciate life's gifts, now and always.
Gratitude in the key of Summer.