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(We're with you through even the worst molt!)
Hard times are temporary. You will get through this. When you do, you will have grown and changed in ways that make you even stronger than before. — Ruth Bader Ginsbird, who is really going through it with her annual molt
Here’s What’s Happening At Good Spirits Farm
A friend reminded me of an old farming adage, which goes something like this: If you’re not sure about what will happen; if you’re worried there won’t be enough rain, or if the farm will still be solvent in the spring; or if you don’t know if you’ll be healthy enough to do the work at harvest: plant the seed anyway.
So that’s exactly what I did.
Garlic grows all winter long, its green tops peaking out from underneath snow when everything else is dead or dormant. It’s the last thing in the ground in the fall and the first thing we harvest every spring. And it’s always been Chris’ domain. I’m not sure why, but I guess that was just how our division of labor worked out.
This year, I wasn’t going to plant garlic because March seems a lifetime away, everything is so up in the air, and my time is so limited. But last Saturday I started cleaning out the summer beds, pulling weeds and taking down tomato cages. It felt silly to leave every bed fallow. So: I listened to that old farming adage and planted the seeds anyway. I hope I did it right, and I hope I get to share pics of my garlic harvest with you all next spring.
Here’s What I Loved This Week
This special place I call home. I can ride my bike to overlooks like this and just marinate in the world’s beauty. How lucky am I?
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