Peter the Personal Farmer's End of Summer Top Ten
As we approach the end of the summer season and prepare for fall, there is a seemingly endless list of garden chores to do. The following list provides a much-needed alternative to our usual approach and hectic schedule.
1. Enjoy time in the garden doing nothing, even if only for a few minutes.
2. Harvest something and give it someone unexpected.
3. Enter the garden at a time you usually would not, notice the different light.
4. Enter the garden in the full moon light (August 24th is the next one)*.
5. Take a neighbor into the garden and let them harvest something.
6. Count birds in or around the garden.
7. Read a book in the garden, even if only a chapter.
8. Sit and sketch in the garden, even if only a chapter.
9. Play an instrument in the garden, use rhythms and cues from what you feel being there.
10. Notice ways in which your garden has positively influenced the environment around it.
*Take a picture on August 24th and email to me at email@example.com. Include your name and a short description of what stands out in the full moonlight that you would hardly notice at noon.
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