It’s Getting Harder To Climb The Tree
There is the wonderful saying, “If you want the fruit, climb the tree.” For many incredible years, we have been climbing the tree so to speak and reaching the fruit, but lately our bodies, mostly over 50, has had a harder time climbing the tree. We are in our second full month of starting at 6 a.m. which means the alarm goes off at 4:44 am and the days can last as late as 10 p.m.
We are grateful for the wet cool days we have had, not having to worry about water and irrigation or veggies wilting, however it is amazing the level of physical work farming demands and, come rain or shine, when its harvest time, old and young must get in farming shape. By now we are all in farming shape having shed the winter fluff and most of our hands are deep with dirt, dryness, swollen knuckles and stronger than imagined. We always must be careful at this time of the year because, although we are in a great groove to work a lot, the reality is that we need stamina to guide us into October.
We can’t burn ourselves out and this is always the big challenge by the full moon of July. All the classic summer veggies have come into harvest now and we are bringing in beautiful broccoli, summer squashes, zucchini, cucumbers, lettuces, cabbages, radicchio, parsley and hopefully blueberries this week. The weather is to turn, so hopefully by the time you are reading this, we are into sunny and 80 degree temps.
Many thanks to all who came out for July member day and for the wonderful thoughtful questions. We will spend the next week enjoying the long hours and warm temperatures without worry of fire, drought, or dwindling water and relish the moments enjoyed by all who attended Feast on the Farm. A true gift and effort to raise awareness and funds for salmon; they show us the value of getting old swimming upstream, laying eggs, working super hard and then completing the life cycle in letting go.
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