|A little moment I shared with a rabbit among the raspberries|
|Some mustard gone to flower after the harvest of the leaves|
I'm also discovering that my return here is providing me much more to consider then I even imagined. Just as with nature, there is a lot more beneath the surface at work in creation. Crops may be the tangible/visible result of the labor, but the process involved in creating the produce is something far more complex and interwoven. For starters, life works best when community is at the heart of it all. When society works together with the common good at heart, not just individual selfishness. Much like a bee hive thrives from the cooperation and hard work of many individuals contributing to benefit and health of all. Life is indeed interconnected, and I'm learning just how important it is to be here and now, putting things into perspective, learning about life's many mysteries.
It is absolutely urgent we all open our senses to Mother Nature, tread consciously and carefully. Find a moment to plan your own ReTreat - and consider doing something that gives back to the health of the others at the same time.
Below is an assortment of just a few of the crops the beautiful Dirty Face Creek Farm is involved with:
|Sunsugar cherry tomatoes in transition|
|Abundant leafy Kale|
|Striking red veins of Chard|
|Garlic scapes that are curling up from the garlic bulbs below|
|Aromatic and flavorful basil|
|And of course lush red raspberries!|