Sunday, May 11, 2014
the enablers.. a salute to my mother and my daughter's mother.
today i harvested for tomorrow's market.
long winter, wet spring, and cold wet soil do not make for an early start to gardening / farming.
however, i harvested today.
not much, but that which i reaped was sown in previous years.. which helps illustrate a point.
the lay of my land is not suited to early spring planting.
i would need to perform major modifications in order to make this possible.
i would be asking this land to do something very much outside of its nature.
so after many years of observing and working in a decidedly unobtrusive manner ( i hope)
i've finally managed to understand how to manage this farm's resources in order to reap without going crazy trying to plant before the land is ready.
i have become an enabler...
... as did my parents when they accepted the task / joy / responsibility of allowing my existence in this world.
so, thank you mom ( and dad) for enabling me to live my life.
and thank you kumiko for allowing me to pass the gift ..
give thanks for the enablers.