So the opportunities are there for any of us to come to workshops, to read, to research and to use search engines and YoTube videos to learn more and grow more and gain better health. But it does take time and mistakes and trial and more error to try and grow well for an extended amount of (global warming enhanced) months. It is nice to think about the possibilities this time of year, with the sun shining and the temperatures dipping below freezing, that we can gather more compost ingredients from willing restaurants and we can grow more wisely in more economically tilled beds. Who knows what the winter and subsequent spring will bring? The almanac is one forecast and the reality of a changing world is another. All we can do is wish and hope, plan and discuss. The action now, in these quiet months, is to think and write down our ideas, all the while still working on mending fences, plowing roads, clearing ditches and tending to the animals that live on the Farm, as they too have new year’s resolutions yet unspoken.
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