|Geese rise to the sun, top. |
Skis sink into virgin snow. above.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
|Lucy, Goldie and Crooked Tail|
Friday, January 11, 2013
|Dew hangs from the front gate. Across the road is an organic rice field.|
Thursday, January 10, 2013
|Smoke rises from the Roseville cogeneration plant.|
Making a farm work can only be described as a labor of love. Or a walk on the wild side. Probably a little bit of both. The land offers many opportunities to apply ingenuity and, in my case last year, plenty of situations in which to learn from failure.I suppose a cold day in January is an appropriate time to be asking a few questions: What is there to be gleaned from last year's efforts? Will we become officially "organic" this year? Will our crop plan finally be closely followed? Will the greenhouse be rebuilt in time? January may be a month for ordering seed and plotting the spring, but on this farm it is also a month of soul searching and dreaming. So here's to a great year for all and now, please excuse me while I go take a walk ...