“we have neglected the truth
that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order,
a kind of artist.”
ann arbor farmer’s market – september 2018
what a wonderful afternoon
spent among the fields of lavender lane farm
live jazz played in the field
bouquets were cut to take
soaps, and lotion, and oils purchased
of freshly made french food
and lavender lemonade
enjoyed with friends
all while floating
on a wavy sea of purple.
“forgiveness is the smell that lavender gives out when you tread on it”
today we met the farmers
they got down low
told us everything
they showed us how to plant our own food
so that we could eat it later
they answered all of our questions
and told us
how the food would taste better
because we know the farmers now.
“know you food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen.”
while the kinders were playing a farm game
with crops and cash,
i thought all were farmers
until one came to me
“she doesn’t want to be a farmer. she said she’s a jedi warrior!
that means she’ll be stronger than all of the rest of us!”
i told him that jedi and farmers are both very strong people.
both work hard and refuse to give up.
both try to do things peacefully.
they could work together with no problem.
they would be good for each other.
they would help each other.
even a jedi has to eat.
even a farmer has to stand up and be brave.
and they became a very powerful team.
image credits: foodtank.com, google images, star wars, lucasfilm.ltd
went for a farmer’s market visit
saw all the stuff they grew
kinders met the farmers
asked them questions
filled their bags
one showed us
the special black dirt
he grows things in
it is like magic.
tomorrow we cook.
the farmer has to be an optimist
or he wouldn’t still be a farmer.
– will rogers