It is Eclipse week on the farm. Is that happening by you too? Just kidding. How lucky are we, the people of the Tetons, to live in one of the most amazing spots on the earth and to get to witness an eclipse from our backyard. I'm excited. I know this blog will be read by half of you before and the other half after, but bear with me I can't just ignore it and not write about it this week...I mean it is a COSMIC event.
The workshares on Monday morning are going to start harvesting at 6 am (instead of the normal 7 am start) so we can have all the veggies tucked away in time to witness the eclipse. These are volunteers folks, and they all want to come pick your veggies for you instead of asking for the day off. AND they want to get here extra early to make sure it gets done. I feel honored to hang with them during the event! And that is what we are going to do. Our family and the crew will stop and take the time to observe this phenomenon together. That is the part that gets me. So many people across North America are going to stop the business of doing things for a couple of minutes and just observe. Outside. I love it. It is something beyond each of us, yet for a few moments it will connect us all. Without walls to separate us, in the same air, under the same sky, gazing at the same thing, standing on the same earth. Looking at something we need to keep life going as we know it, watching it slip away and return.
Our markets have been slammed. It's not tourists. It's locals. I've realized that every person who "lives here" (even for 2 weeks) is here now. And I think most folks have friends or family visiting. Lots of people usually leave and go on vacation in August, but the People of the Tetons are all here, for this eclipse. I can not imagine another event that would change the travel plans of locals so drastically, to keep them all here. It just feels like one big powder day, and some of our lines are going to get skied before we can get to them!
What is the Cosmic energy of the day, and how will it affect the plants? According to the Biodynamic Calendar it is a blank day. In short, the plants will be freaked out! Just like the animals. This is a major disruption to the normal flow of things. Plants "inhale" at night. They rest, absorb, turn inward before the morning. During the day they "exhale". Stretch and grow...just like us. But we logically know what is happening, and know the break will not be long enough to rejuvenate us. The plants know fall is coming. They are putting all the energy they have into reaching maturity. It is kind of the "do or die" time. We can feel it to, the last days of summer. Our towns are busy with people trying to grasp the last of vacation time, make the last of the big money before town empty's out. Energy is high, we are all running on the power of the summer sun. We are at our peak of breathing out, before fall turns us inward. And then there is this little confusing cosmic blip that makes us all stop...inhale? exhale? and just keep breathing. What an interesting moment to be alive. What a beautiful moment to be here. What a cool moment to just breathe in the Tetons. We are so blessed. I am so grateful.
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Whole and Half pigs for sale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The Driggs Market, The People's Market and Jackson Saturday Market