Where You'll Find Me Now

"What is not but could be if
what could appear in the morning mist
with all associated risk
what is not but could be if,

What was not but could have been
was my obsession way back when
now I just remember this
what is not but could be if,

what is not but could be if
we could be crossing
this abridged abyss into beginning,

and failure's got you in its grasp
and you're reaching for your very last
It's just beginning."
--David Berman

It is human nature to make ritual out of the cycles of life, both natural and man-made. Our lives are in many ways dictated entirely by these cycles. We wake, eat, work, drive, read, write, talk, sleep based on the time of day. We play, go, see, grow, skate, float, swing, spring based on the time of year. Each year brings something new. Surprises. Hope.

For a produce farmer, cycles are not only too numerous to count, but also a challenge to organize. From the time seed and plant orders are placed in January until the last garlic clove is in the ground in November, farming is a constant juggling act, with priorities in one hand, responsibilities in the other, and a bushel of ripe fruit floating in mid-air, waiting to be grasped, cleaned, counted, packed, and delivered before the sun goes down.

Some photos of the past month or so on the farm.

We finally got the new high tunnel done, complete with a water collection system!

This time of year is filled with so much hope and promise. New life has been springing up all month.

Cornish chicks

Garlic and Blueberries



Or will be in the next few weeks.


Onion sets

And baby lettuce

Then barely time to sleep, before another turn.


Anonymous said...

Looks good Kids!!

Anonymous said...

Jason, We are impressed with what you've done and what you do. It is so life affirming. The landscaping you did for us last year looked great over the winter and everything is now greening and budding. Thank you for all your landscaping skills. It's obvious that you and Sarah have strong feelings for the land and a professional approach. Good for you! Marsha and John Norman

jason said...

Thanks for following the blog. It's great to get positive feedback.
Marsha & John, I am so glad to hear that the plants look good this spring. These long, frigid winters make me a little uneasy regarding last year's plantings.
You know where to find me if you ever have questions or concerns about any of the plants.
Take care!

kc said...

the hoop house looks great, hooch. i always knew you could dig a trench. btw, i'm sans hooch eggs at the present and life is a little shittier.

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