Dignified Every Day
This week, we have been waking up wanting to spray paint our 117-year-old barn with huge RBG letters, or etch them into our beets, winter squash or just about any veggie with immense love and respect for the life and achievements of this phenomenal woman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We will continue her legacy with great perseverance, and in her own words, recognize that “change comes from a groundswell of ordinary people.” Her optimistic visions should not be a radical constitutional fight—that women and minorities have equal access across the board; this goal should be dignified every day by strong moral character, both in success and in defeat.
Weather has been a ping pong match, as rains set in for three soggy days, followed by sunny and 80, which is a gift here in late September and makes harvest so much easier. Winter squash has been high on the list, with celery and celery root coming in next. Stewardship Partners are busy getting the meal kits packed for Feast On The Farm Home Delivery, as we give a big shout out of thanks and appreciation to all who signed up and donated to this annual event.
The rains gave us a glimpse of wet, cold and windy, a strong reminder to bundle up and keep immunity high as we head into fall during a pandemic. Warm veggie soups, herbal teas, and vitamins C and D are all great ways to infuse the body with supplemental nutrition. Our flowers took a hit in the heavy rain, but we are hoping to have one last burst of zinnias, amaranth and sunflowers. The birds and bees have been lovingly visiting them all summer and are staying around for the last visits to nectar and seed. Perhaps they are etching their own version of RBG into a dainty neck doily for us all to enjoy.
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