This year, my son embarks upon driving, the rite of passage we all remember as the first real step to independence from our parents. He has been practicing on farm roads for quite some time, but the world is about to get a lot bigger and crazier. However, since he has surpassed me in height and his legs are long and strong, he is gearing up to start driving tractors, as the summer has taken on a different outlook altogether for most teenagers all around the country.
He has been around tractors all of his life, more in the realm of big toys, and for the first time he will gain a sense this season of their immense maneuverability, their grandiose earth moving nature and, yes, the loud roar while bouncing high above the ground. And then, when he gets off the big disc and spader and bedshaper workhorses, he will need to switch gears to the smaller finesse tractors of cultivation and seeding, but these are highly coveted, and one needs to earn the right for those farm duties.
To all of our mothers on this earth, in all walks of life, we say hello and thank you! I love celebrating May and Mother’s Day on the farm, as the lush green and sense of life regenerating is abundantly present. The sounds and activity of mothering is all around, not in a helicopter way, but in the true sense of hope and hard work to create something beyond ourselves. And it’s not solely akin to the female gender, it is present in all infinite genders and a lovely way to start the season.
Our first harvest of spinach and radishes was a huge success. Let the harvest begin, and the healthy eating spread far and wide. Stay safe and healthy.
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