Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Minus the machinery, life on the Bucyrus Kansas farm I grew up on was much like life has been around the globe for thousands of years. Transfixed by the events in Iran, it is clear that each of us is a global citizen. At our core of us is a farmer. Each of us is responsible to cultivate the world we live in.
Summer Is Harvest Time and with every bite you take from an cucumber (or from any food for that matter) you have participated in a miracle that depends on the delicate balance of the elements. An unexpected heavy rain, and early frost, and infestation of insects can damage or destroy a crop. A farmer's living depends on the whims of the weather. This makes them humble, wise and altruistic. Each one of these qualities is our authentic nature.
As a farmer you know that your survival depends on working together with your neighbors to bring in the bounty of your harvest. Farmers know that you can't go it alone. Neither can you or I.
What are you planting, nurturing and harvesting?
Posted by Funky to Fabulous at 6:38 PM