Monday, June 1, 2015

Real Things

May 13, 2015

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." ~ Abraham Lincoln

News from the Farm: It's Cold, It's Wet, It's Hot, It's Dry

Why am I always complaining?

Because I'm a farmer and it's what we do!  Not complain, necessarily, but we always know that it can all be over in a second, with a few inches of hail or a flood or (a groundhog...sigh!)  or an untimely frost, either late in the early season or early in the late season. (Or a local ordinance. Another story!)  Sheet!

I never used to even notice the "weather."  (Or ordinances). It was just an abstract thought unless we were planning a camping trip (I highly recommend this...inexpensive "vacation" ...especially to anyone who has kids 12 years or younger...if you haven't dragged them out to the woods by then, it's probably too late. They will be way too attached to their screens.  In this case, you need a severe (cross-country) road trip without any technology including a GPS. Think Rand-McNally road map! Lots of wrong turns. And a whole lotta faith!).

It's so worth it. To worry about the "weather." (And ordinances. And freedom). Whether you're farming, camping, rock climbing, hiking, planning a road-trip or surfing or just living in a town.  

Just notice it!
  Let's get out of our climate-controlled homes, cars, trains, office buildings and coffee houses and "towns" and look up and see the stars.  And clouds.  And feel the rain on our faces and the mud below our feet. Be a little uncomfortable.  Even if it means more vegetables than you know what to do with! And delivering spite of... ordinances.

Hey, I'm game, are you 

Join us this season!  As one of our members said, "It's the most real thing I do all week!"


Lisa & Albert & Jacob & Tyler

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