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The Most Important Crop I Am Growing This Year

I was unsure if I should even write a post this week.  The events of the past two weeks have been jarring, and they exposed the deep wounds that racism continues to inflict on the nation.  I pray for comfort, justice and peace for all of those who are hurting now.  While I agree that silence is complicity, I also think that we don’t all need to speak at once.  This period has been a time of deep reflection for me, and I intend to write more fully about that in a future Left Field post.  I just don’t have the words yet, so I have been gardening and praying. Continue reading

Pandemic Beekeeping

This spring started out full of promise.  We had gentle warm days and mild, cool evenings.  The spring flowers were magnificent and provided a much needed mental boost to all of us stuck in quarantine.  The bees were doing well too packing in honey and increasing their numbers.  Just when everything was going great, the weather gave us a sucker punch.  Did Mother Nature tell spring to go home and shelter in place?  I am slowly learning not to expect much of 2020.  If I were going to give 2020 a theme song, it would be “Hard Candy Christmas.”  If 2020 had a slogan, it would be “You get what you get and don’t throw a fit.”

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