The year has turned and I’ve become resolute with resolutions. I know that I don’t need the significance of a New Year to inspire turn-inward reflections and analysis of a year past, in order to approach fresh this next go around the sun. It’s always argued that one can find inspiration for growth and change with every rise of every day, of that I have no doubt. I do however, find something grand and poignant with the beckoning of the New Year. Winter solstice has passed, and with it the daylight stretches out longer and our O’Brien Opas! become later. The cycle of the season has shown true this year. The winter weeks of resting farming bones are numbered, a green house to clean, crop plans to draw out, onions and cool weather crops to sow and hands grown soft begin their introduction to soil once more. Winter’s important role in recovery and rest, transitions into a tone of reinvestment as a new season whispers.
With the closing of 2012, I would like to share photos of loved food and loved friends, the glowing images of the bounty of love, laughter and satiated bellies that grew in abundance during Homeward Bounty’s first year. The support that carried this year will fuel many seasons to come. I greatly thank you, beautiful community, with the entirety of my heart!!
This upcoming year I wish you all vibrant meals of kale, aching smiling cheeks, arms grown strong with work and hugs and many, many adventures!
You can come farm here on the island of Palawan for me anytime…stay for free as long as you like….!
Diana Limjoco (formerly Pollard)
That would be an amazing opportunity Diana. I am getting a bit of the travel bug indeed! For the most part I’m feeling pretty settled here in Siskiyou County 🙂 Thanks and cheers!
Kate- what a great looking scene you have created…I am inspired for my own garden, and would love to get some seeds from you when you are ready to market (maybe in some Ashley drawn packets?)
Keep up the great digging in the dirt-hope you can get up this way again!!
Thanks for the kind words John. I’m so excited about the seed packet collaboration with Ashley! Yes, can’t wait to share seeds with the Mersereau family
Kate, looking at your blog after our phone conversation about seed packets, and just swooning with the beauty of Mt. Shasta beaming its particular sacred energy on your crops in the field. What a place to grow food! I look forward to your seeds—spinach especially, I haven’t grown spinach for seed yet.
Thank you dearly Gina! I hope our paths cross on some nice grassy knoll of the future. Seedy women unite! 😉
What beauty! Your farm, site, photos and your writing! Thank you, Kate for leading me here! Best of luck with the 2013 growing season!
Thanks to you
for sharing your CSA journey! A bountyful 2013 to you as well!