I'm currently reading Blessing the Hands that Feed Us by Vicki Robin and found the following:
"We can build levees but we cannot control the vehemence of storms. We can, as farmers know, plant and tend and water and watch, but we only work with nature, not command it. Especially now, as we watch the skies and wonder if the storms sweeping in again and again are harbingers of climate change or just-as we hope-El Nino or La Nina."
The weather is always worth considering.
The weather report: Sunny at the moment, but there has been rain and wind and there is supposed to be more heavy rain again soon. It is warmer, probably 50 something.
"Food vulnerability is the last thing any of us wants. In fact, agriculture is our sustained human attempt to control our food supplies. Without predictability of "food income," the energy of a family or culture is necessarily focused on survival. Once those needs are met, we liberate our hands and minds for invention, for the arts, for dreams, for so much of what we identify as human."
Because it is a topic that I care about, I'm familiar with most of the points she's making and the information she's sharing. It's still very worth the reading to me. I read it and think, "this is a community that I belong to."
This video is worth the watching too.
My sour cherry tree. The cold snap we had last week came so quickly many trees still had green leaves. Now they are frost damaged, dead on the tree but still attached.
I wonder how many wind storms it will take for the leaves to detach and go their way?