Our recent talk about transitioning from one season to the next
reminds us that the farm, like everything involving growth
(perhaps most especially ourselves) is a continually evolving process.
And to best appreciate that, it is a good thing to stop every once and awhile
to consider our beginnings.
|beds behind the girl & the fig restaurant--our first garden|
Going back to where you began a project
gives you perspective on where you are now,
helps you stay on track and remember or refine your goals.
So, as John wraps up this season and looks ahead to next,
it was just the right time to return to the beds
behind the girl & the fig with his farm "guru" Colby Eierman.
We know these beds are great for growing chard,
which is still flourishing even in November.
Now that our farm project has grown beyond these beds,
we are are able to expand our vision-this is no longer our only resource for farming.
This year John discovered that raspberries did really well
here so we will transplant from the farm in Glen Ellen
to the beds behind the girl & the fig
and look forward to raspberry desserts next summer.
about the plants to really "learn your farm."
Notice what was strong where and you can repeat that.
And then for things that did not do so well
in a particular spot, maybe you go lighter next year or try something else.
Remember the continually evolving idea...
the farm is growing even when we can't see it happening.
What will we grow in this spot next year?