June 2, 2012

edible landscape

I am plowing soil and putting seeds in the ground in a zone 7.5 having leased out my zone 4.5 homestead to capable young farmers. Everything is different here: the soil is black and deep by knee high with a gorgeous underlay of volcanic silts sand and clay. I have equipment to work every aspect of the farm and a charge card to buy more. There are no marketing hats to wear, whatever I cut to basket is out the door and on the plate without one littlest saleswomanship effort. The plates look exceptionally appealing. I have a patron. It is his farm. I am paid very well.
It is a little piece of heaven and so sweet to design an edible landscape in a zone where fig and bay and persimmon are possible.

6 comments:

jim said...

Happy is she who is deep in the dirt!

Mr. H. said...

Sounds like a good place to be.

Agrigirl said...

Sounds delicious. I hope you'll post photos.

Ruth Trowbridge said...

Congratulations! Peace

remarkable said...

How sad that you would compromise your beautiful values for the rich....

I always enjoyed your brave, authentic voice, your struggle with farming, birthing.......

there is a saying, applies to womyn too:

ye cannot serve the goddess and mammon.
ye will forsake those who love you for money, temporary fame...

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth these 3 remaining: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

a long time admirer.......

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