This week we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. As the farm makes its halting transition from winter into spring, I found myself thinking on the lessons we can draw from Mother Nature during this pandemic crisis.
It seems fortunate that we must face the stress of COVID-19 at springtime. Each morning when I rise from a restless night, the red-winged blackbirds are singing their hearts out at the tops of the pines, pussy willows thrust out their yellow-green pollen, and white-footed hares scamper off into the brush. The purple crocuses open wide to greet the warming sun, and robins peruse the barnyard for tasty snacks.