Dear Farm Journal,
Thursdays are planting days at Keewaydin, and as much as I love harvesting and weeding, planting is probably my favorite job on the farm. I feel there is a poetic beauty in growing new life from a seed. I am fascinated by all the different shapes and sizes of different seeds from the tiny celery seed to the fat squash seed, but nothing amazes me more than the wealth of information and vitality in such a petite package. As I attentively drop each seed into its miniature soil pod, I marvel at the hidden life inside a seemingly lifeless speck. Each day I watch expectedly for a little bump in the soil where the new plant is pushing through and smile when I see the magic happen again and again.