Monday, May 26, 2014
Growing with Change
Everyone knows that life brings constant change. How you receive change and how you respond to the change can be positive or negative. This winter was a hard winter on the farm. We lost all our beehives. The bulk of our lavender plants even our oldest, strongest and most protected had a large, abnormal amount of winter-kill. What does this mean for us? Well no lavender honey this year, no lavender or small amounts to sell by the road. The gypsy wagon we finished last year will have little if anything to place in it. What to do? Well we could replant but we are moving on from the initial purpose of the farm. This year we will focus on what we can grow and grow that well. We very adequately grow a large part of our pantry. Garlic, onions, canned tomatoes sauce, beans, lettuce greens and everything else you grow in a garden we have great success with. We have other ventures we want to focus on in our lives. There will still be enough to do on the farm, for our orchard to yield well takes it takes effort. The house still needs the last coats of paint, windows in the barn need repair and paint. Then yesterday the tractor water pump broke. So we will be busy just in a different direction. Change happens, embrace it. One can hope our new bees and remaining lavender will give us that great flavor of lavender honey next year.