Down on the Farm

Baby arugula, radishes, and spinach sprouting in the high tunnel.

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.

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