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The finer things

Posted 5/16/2016 4:46pm by Shiloh Avery.


I picked me a bouquet of wildflowers today.  I didn’t have time to do it.  I needed to rush off straight away after the work day to tackle my office pile.  But I did it.  I have no regrets.  I mean, what’s the point of living out here on the farm if you can’t even enjoy a bouquet of wildflowers every once in a while?   

This is the myth of organic farming:  the romantic idea that we are strolling around the farm barefoot, picking wildflowers to put in our hair and smiling at our kale.  It’s a myth we’d like you to believe so yes, we totally do that.  Well, the smile at the kale part.  

Usually though, we’re not strolling around the farm barefoot, but driving around in our gator because it’s faster and more efficient than walking and time is, well…scarce.  But every now and then we remember to stop and enjoy the finer points of country living.  Like a bouquet of wildflowers and a fine meal from the farm.

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