First there was a pigeon seed mishap that ran me short of seed. Then, there was a disruptive step into good fortune of the sort that has become serendipitously routine around here.
I’ve enjoyed sharing the conversations I was able to have in each episode and also wanted to take a moment to share a (mostly numerical) review of the year.
I’ve never been more grateful for a number. That’s how many people came along to help this season’s work happen at Healing Springs Acres.
Here’s a link to the most recent “Virtual Visit” and update to goins’-on at the farm. I hope you’ll take a minute to visit. Get in touch if you have questions. Consider helping out if you’re able…
Neither of my current primary vehicles is a straight drive. I miss the feel of slipping a shifter out of gear as the clutch releases, sliding it into the next position and matching the engine speed to the new gear as the clutch re-engages. With an automatic, it all still happens, but you don’t have … Read more
Yes. We’re planting! That’s the important question. About a month ago I let folks know that this season was at risk of not happening. Enough folks stepped up and agreed that this is not the time to stop growing food to share with neighbors in the community who are having a hard time getting enough. … Read more
Welcome back! At the end of this, I’m going to ask you for money. I hope you’ll stick around… The last time you read anything new here I was entering a “Sabbath Year” as I began what would’ve been Healing Springs Acres’ seventh season of producing 6,000 – 8,000 pounds of food each year to … Read more
2199 days. That is the number of days from the time I left Atlanta to “move to the farm” until the first night I actually spent as a resident at the farm. Those days were filled to the brim with adventures, misadventures, inspiration, devastation, faith, doubt, arrogance, fear, humility, gratitude, tireless work, costly laziness, shrewdness, … Read more
It has been far too long since I’ve written anything here – not since the summer of 2013. That seems like forever ago, and yet it seems like just a few months or so that I’ve been meaning to put up another post. All of 2014 and 2015 were spent in another assignment as interim … Read more
Sometimes things don’t work out. The last Friday of this past June, on one of the hottest days of the summer, a handful of volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Elkin, NC helped set out 800 sweet potato slips at Healing Springs Acres. We should have harvested them sometime in the middle of October. … Read more