January 2019, Week 4
It's easy to think of winter as a dead time, but it's not. It's just hidden. Nutrients and minerals are hidden in the soil, waiting for the sun's warmth to allow roots to find them. Long rows of white shelter the winter greens, little fighters that thrive even in the chill. There's a constant sense of anticipation, of waiting, of the growth nudging at us. There's a beauty in the balance, between being mindful and aware of life as it is today, and holding on to the idea of what it will look like tomorrow, next month, the month after. We have to be able to hold a whole timeline in our minds at once, just like the earth holds (and sometimes hides) the whole of its potential: its past, present, and future.
This week in your Simple Share...
During the winter months we don't have to water the plants in the hoop houses very much at all. Condensation collects inside the hoop houses and keeps the ground wet enough for the plants to continue thriving without the farmers needing to constantly water.