First of all, yes indeed, it is Mr Matthew's birthday today. Hooray!
Secondly, I realized while napping/pondering before lunch something important about farming. I was thinking about how everyone has their own way of doing things, and how I could visit a million different farms and definitely learn, love, and or hate something at every place.
This is fairly overwhelming. Thoughts stormed around my cloudy sleepyhead...I have so much to learn, I must apprentice somewhere, Maybe I should apprentice in two places, or three, or keep WWOOFing, or not grow vegetables or, or, eee....
But then I realized that if someone is a good farmer, they love and tend best they can to the living things that are all around them. Like a parent. And certainly every parent is Exceedingly different from the next, and people have children successfully even if they don't intensively study how to nurture and guide and care.
I do not think that farming is as intrinsically linked and realized inside of us as the potential for parenthood, but I do think that everyone can live harmoniously in their landscapes and forests and gardens by being, observing, thinking, and especially, loving.
Well, I will work at many more places and learn many more things, but I think that this little nugget may be a strong and faithful one. I will leave this entry as a mere wee sketch, for lunch is a-happenning and I am missing the prelim birthday talk. Love you all,