Farmers emeritus, sharing knowledge, ignorance & experience with receptive hearts and minds. For consultations or conversations regarding ORGANIC & NATURAL SYSTEMS AGRICULTURE phone (559) 673.9058
It has been said that “a job well done brings honor to the task and satisfaction to the soul.” Our 37-year career in production agriculture was marked by an endeavor to present a product superior to conventional produce in flavor, appearance, and ecological costs. Additionally, we took pride in produce grown, harvested and shipped with more care and attention to detail than many large-scale organic operations.
Near & Farther Afield
The soil now gets a rumpling soft and damp,
And small regard to the future of any weed.
The final flat of the hoe’s approval stamp
Is reserved for the bed of a few selected seed.
There is seldom more than a man to a harrowed piece.
Men work alone, their lots plowed far apart,
One stringing a chain of seed in an open crease,
And another stumbling after a halting cart.
To the fresh and black of the squares of early mould
The leafless bloom of a plum is fresh and white;
Though there’s more than a doubt
if the weather is not too cold
For the bees to come and serve its beauty aright.
Wind goes from farm to farm in wave on wave,
But carries no cry of what is hoped to be.
There may be little or much beyond the grave,
But the strong are saying nothing until they see. -Robert Frost, 1936