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One of my workers sent me this quote the other day. We can’t wait to get going again! We certainly do spend alot of time bowing to the earth…
“The way to plant a garden is on your knees. You have to bow to the earth. You must get your fingers in the soil – bare fingers that can feel the inner warmth of Spring … You know this soil. You know the feel of it, the smell, the growing warmth within it. You have spaded it, raked it, removed the stones, put in the fertilizer. You feel it here beneath your knees, firm and enduring. It has been here for untold ages, and it was green with life long before humans came to stir it for their own purposes … You know it for your own because it has welcomed you each Spring that you have come to commune with it… Kneeling here in the sun, you know these things. Understanding creeps up and through you out of the earth itself. And you cover the seed and mark the row, and move on to the next.”
Hal Borland from An American Year, published in 1946.