Mark and I were awake extra early this morning, catching up on a few things in the dark. He left the house just as the eastern sky was lighting up, and promptly came back in to get me. The sunrise was that sweet. I took a picture of it, but my photo doesn’t convey what this late-spring sunrise delivered. It misses the dim landscape, where flats of lettuce, leeks and celery are awaiting transplant, and the cows at rest on rapidly growing grass, and the nearby fields – better groomed than I am these days – planted to potatoes, spinach, lettuce mix, peas, and herbs.
In the privacy of the half-dark I allowed myself to feel all the expectation, excitement, and anxiety of the coming season. What will the weather bring us? Will everyone get along? Will the numbers work out? Will the members be happy? But there was also the security that ten years work here has knitted, the earned knowledge that the land wants to give forth in abundance, and that the one guarantee the coming day holds is an endless supply of satisfying work. When auditing the life accounts, best mark those things down on the income side…” Continue reading this Essex Farm Note.
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