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sunday in october.

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sunday in october

the farmer, in the pride of  sea-worn acres,

showed me his honey mill, the honey-gate.

late afternoon was busy on the land,

the sun was a warm gauzy providence.

the honey mill, the honey-gate. and then,

near by, the bees. they came in from the fields,

the sun behind them, from the fields and trees,

like soft banners, waving from the sea.

he told me of their thousands, their ways,

of pounds of honey in the homely apiaries.

the stores were almost full, in autumn air,

against the coming chill, and the long cold.

he was about ready to rob them now,

the combs. he’d leave them just enough to keep them.

I thought it a rather subtle point point he made,

wishing providence would be as sure of us.

-richard eberhart

 

 

image credit: danny1970

cow.

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biggest cow I ever met.

 

“this was more than just a cow – this was an entire career I was looking at.”

*gary larson – the far side

*(word has it that gary may be considering bringing back my favorite comic of all time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

nixon farm, dexter, mi, usa – October 2019

old farmers.

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October 12 is Old Farmers Day,

a day devoted to old farmers and their farming techniques.

how will you celebrate?

“let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth

is the most important labor of man.

when tillage begins, other arts will follow.

the farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.”      

-daniel webster

 

 

 

 

image credit: ©iStockphoto.com/irman

distraction.

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sometimes you find it

even in the

most unlikely of places

like tucked away

under a picnic table

on a farm with gentle deer

that you feed

 apples and leaves to

while indoor tennis lessons

are going on in the barn

a ping pong table

standing by

waiting to be played upon

a farm house, museum, and gardens

sitting quietly

all surrounded

by corn fields and a golf course

way out in the middle of nowhere. 

“skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion.

everything else is a distraction.”

-talib kweli

lavender.

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what a wonderful afternoon

spent among the fields of lavender lane farm

at the lavender harvest festival

 live jazz played in the field

bouquets were cut to take

 soaps, and lotion, and oils purchased

a picnic

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”

-mark twain

“farming is a profession of hope” – brian brett

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today we met the farmers

they got down low

and

 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.”

-joel salatin

grow.

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we plant

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we nourish

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we shop

and

we learn

from the farmers at the market 

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we become farmers with our own market.

“when tillage begins, other arts follow.

the farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.”

-daniel webste