Here At the End

My time here at the farm, even in the mid-season heat and hurry, has felt like both the end of something and the beginning of something. Coming here at all, committing to this season of education and challenge, was its own kind of end. It was the culmination of many … continue reading →

winter comes quickly

Fall has set in with earnesty, and I can feel winter approaching swiftly. The days are growing shorter and so is the harvest. Many moments spent in the golden light of October on my knees digging for potatoes or in the rain pulling carrots. In the summer, day and night … continue reading →

Frost on Horton Road

October, on Horton Road, has been closely related to the shortening days and cold nights that bite at your toes. This has affected not only those who live and work on the farm, but also all of you. You are the witnesses to the shrinking harvest list and the looming … continue reading →

Fully Autumnal

It’s no accident that the last 3 posts by the other apprentices have all been about the fall or the season ending. I think we’ve had this collective feeling like we’d just go on as we are for the foreseeable future. But as has been remarked, it turns out 6 … continue reading →

Autumn Musing

It feels strange to reach back into the deep bag of memory and realize how long you’ve been in a place, doing your daily rounds. It feels strange, when it also seems to have vanished, so quickly. On a cold evening such as this one, when autumn has finally come … continue reading →