Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I walked out to the Big Garden this morning. On this high and relatively flat place on this little Farm, Richard has carefully planted Amaranth, Quinoa, Sorghum, White and Yellow Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Peas, several Sunflower varieties, Squashes, Pumpkins, Melons. Assuming the growing season goes well, the tenders do what they oughta and the wildlife don't take more than their fair share, these vibrant Plants will feed the 3 C's and the growing flock of Chickens. On this day, Richard was finishing rototilling.

The new Plants were making their presence known, standing tall and proud in the Soil. As I walked across the Big Garden, I was filled with Gratitude for what this Earth provides for us. I felt a kinship to these lovely Beings who are also at home in this Soil. They and the Earth are providing us Life.

Our Lives come from this Place, this Earth. Contrary to popular opinion, our Lives do not come from the Grocery Store, Some Overly Inflated Big Box Store, or Some Human Marketing Genius. They purely and simply come from this Generous Earth, this Great Mother of us all.

While standing there in the Soil, I looked down and saw the patterns of the Plants in Rows, the lovely Soil, the Track of the Rototiller, and Richard's Footprints. I hope and pray that as we stand beside these Companions, we Humans also become an expression of gratitude from the Earth and All Beings back to us. Plain and simple, it just seems the right Path for Us to seek.

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