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Farm Update, Wednesday October 29

October 30, 2008
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In celebration of this beautiful fall season, I thought I would share a short autumn inspired poem by Khalil Gibran. 

A blade of grass 

Said a blade of grass to an autumn leaf, “You make such a noise falling! You scatter all my winter dreams.”

Said the leaf indignant, “Low-born and low-dwelling! Songless, peevish thing! You live not in the upper air and you cannot tell the sound of singing.”

Then the autumn leaf lay down upon the earth and slept. And when spring came she waked again — and she was a blade of grass.

And when it was autumn and her winter sleep was upon her, and above her through all the air the leaves were falling, she muttered to herself, “O these autumn leaves! They make such a noise! They scatter all my winter dreams.”

Though it was a blistery fall day, four fearless volunteers came to the farm to help out Wednesday afternoon. After taking a tour of the garden, Elsie and I cleared out beds of lettuce and black eyed susans, while Kate, Tiffany, and Colleen raked the beds in the north greenhouse flat so they will be ready for planting. This work will continue into Friday’s Pumpkin Day at the farm, when we’ll be carving jack-o-lanterns, tasting local varieties of pumpkins, and roasting seeds. Come on up to work and eat some delicious pumpkin– we’d love to see you there.

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