|Kathleen and broken Berta (the rotary plow attachment)|
Random things to Remember when Frustrated
1.) At the end of the day pulling weeds and watering vegetables is a whole lot more peaceful and gratifying than sitting at a desk.
2.) The month of May means fresh radishes, peas, lettuces, onions, and strawberries on your dinner table!
3.) There are now about 13.5 daylight hours each day compared to less than 10 in early January.
4.) Earth Day is April 22nd, dirt grows food, need I say more?
5.) Grow Appalachia is an amazing project that is creating community focused on local food.
6.) Turning over garden beds by hand (because all your equipment is broken) is a great way to de-stress.
7.) Other people’s Grillos break too….
8.) Though it may not seem like much we are seeing positive changes in the agricultural and farming industry: http://civileats.com/2012/04/12/fda-issues-voluntary-plan-to-limit-antibiotics-in-agriculture/
9.) Wendell Berry is all knowing and his quotes will never let you down:
“So, friends, every day do something that won't compute...Give your approval to all you cannot understand...Ask the questions that have no answers. Put your faith in two inches of humus that will build under the trees every thousand years...Laugh. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts....Practice resurrection.”
“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”
10.) Garden fresh herbs are just about the easiest way to make a tasty meal (yesterday Maggie picked all our bolted cilantro and made pasta sauce!
Here’s an easy recipe: http://littlehouseinthesuburbs.com/2009/04/cilantro-pesto.html
11.) When all else fails you can bake yourself a pie with frozen squash from last fall’s bounty and eat the whole thing, the garden just keeps givin’!
Hopefully in the next few weeks we will have time for some more informational blog posts, but for the time being I hope you all get a little bit of inspiration from this post and best of luck to all the GA sites in these busy spring weeks!