All of us are full of the Christmas spirit here at Big Pink Farm. The Lord has blessed us with so many good gifts that our hearts are overflowing with gratitude. I hope you know what that feels like.
It's been cold and windy here. I know Winter is one of the Four Seasons (and as a farmer I am thankful for all of them), but I must confess that winter is not my favorite season. But in some respects winter is easy. The gardens have been put to bed and all the produce has been preserved. The livestock are in their winter quarters - no more moving them around to fresh paddocks - and parasites are mostly dormant. All we have to do is maintain the herd (or flock) and plan for spring. Now is the time to bookmark the pages of seed catalogs and daydream about the future.
So in that spirit - looking forward to the new year with gratefulness for the old - here are my wishes for you:
May your garden be well watered.
May your workers be tireless.
May you keep the weeds at bay.
May you have eyes for the hidden treasure in your fields.