Monday, October 02, 2017
Depending on where you are in the northern hemisphere, it is harvest season, or maybe harvest season has already ended. I grew up in agriculture, I grew up growing a garden. In the winter you plan and pull together the resources you need for spring. In spring we plant and place livestock (even if the livestock was insects, beekeeping is still agriculture - though it is hard to get a rope around the little fliers) through the summer you care for it, and in the fall you harvest. There is a lot beyond your control like the weather and disease, but you know what steps you need to take, to have the best chance of a good harvest.
It was good preparation for life. The cycle of planning, planting, nurturing and harvesting applies to many things we do. I know if don't do the planning, the planting and the nurturing, there will not be much in life to harvest.
The thing that keeps farmers and gardeners going (beyond being a little crazy) is knowing that the cycle starts over again each year. No matter the outcome of this year, next year is a new beginning. Much in life is like that also.
Have you raised a garden?