organic farmer and zinnias: word of the year is connection

The Year of True Connection

Every year I choose a word of the year: 2017 was gentle; 2018 community; 2019 was alignment.   This year it’s connection.   Not just the surface connection of social media follows and likes — but true, deep-rooted, honest connection. Pulling back the layers, diving into the deeper aspects of farming, mothering, running a business, and what …

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winter greenhouse at Good Heart Farmstead

Gifts to Help You Grow

It’s still dark as I write this; the only lights on are the strings around the tree.  Yesterday the sun shone so brightly we opened up the greenhouse ridge vent and doors and pulled the row cover off the greens so they could soak up all that light. As much as I love sunny winter …

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the present farmer; how to live in the present

The Present Farmer

How to root into the present moment and cultivate a mindful life. A reader and fellow farmer recently emailed me and asked:   How do you practice being really “present” throughout the growing season, while juggling the farm and family, and all the creative endeavors in between? It’s such a good question.  We’ve all heard the …

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