We are eating pumpkin tart, and sowing seedlings. Doing rain dances, watching the skies.
Playing with sticks (for better or worse), and listening to the bees hum…Danni’s latest lunchtime creation – herb labneh and cinnamon pumpkin tart We have entered the sword phase. Oh the joy. Heather and Filipe – awesome future growers Intercropping broadbeans with brassicas (it’s an experiment) Peas ready to rise Rocket, cima di rapa, spinach and lettuce coming along nicely Farmer Mike, in the mornin’ The remaining green manures are humming – photo by Floyd Constable And more shiitakes are still coming on – image by Floyd Constable
In two weeks we’ll be holding our Spring on-farm Permaculture Design Course, which is a huge bust of energy for our farm.
There’ll be students everywhere designing and learning and thinking and doing, constant cooking, harvesting and eating from the market garden, and books in hammocks and guitars around the campfire at the end of each day.
It feels a little like the calm before the storm, this week.
Not forgetting that between now and the PDC, we’re all headed to Sydney to talk all things design, green and growing at the Permaculture Piazza for Gardening Australia Live – which is going to be huge, and magnificent, and crazy.
But hey – it’s Spring. A time of frenzied growth, and doing, and being.
My solution to all this activity is to get up early while the stars are still in the sky and the east is lightening, make a pot of tea, and sit.
Before my family wakes up, before the emails start pinging, before the daily list is on the table and before the must-dos are galloping through my head.
What do you do in busy times to find a small patch of calm? I’d love to hear…