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Beginnings

September 2, 2007

Hello from the other world where spring comes in October and the stars are upside down…….
We are heading into a spring that feels very different from the classic New England experience. Yes there are daffodils but it’s different somehow…The days are hot and there is an incessant wind blowing off the mountains with gusting force. On clear nights it still frosts and one wonders about the strength of our piece of plastic over a few stakes to protect those fragile seedlings. When it gets cloudy, we are teased with the promise of rain that only comes in spits and starts. Not enough even to get the soil wet. And so its dry all the time.

This country teaches you the art of patience and one realizes that not the whole world is in a modern era mindset. Hurrying? Whats that? Siestas and Matte all around keep everyone happy. Heck people still make hay bales by hand down here! And its not so strange to think of having a family cow and a bunch of chickens running around in the front yard garbage. Often if you have four walls and a roof you are doing well in life. Poverty without disparity.

We have done much with little and I am impressed though dammed if I can get a tomato to germinate without a climate controlled greenhouse. The grain field, plowed with the oxen sure took some effort to prepare by hand. I carried more wheelbarrows of dirt clods than I care to remember. I don’t think Ill ever grow grain by hand. A good time to tell ones life story none the less. We seeded the grain and are waiting for a mighty rain to give it a good kick start.

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