On Saturday, July 6th, at 6:04am, Elias was born peacefully at home. Though he arrived two weeks earlier than expected, everyone is healthy and doing quite well.
"I just finished listening to a great book, Water In Plain Sight, and the author illustrates how the “if you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes” will come to be more like five months. The swings between deluge and drought will become longer and more intense. The mitigating factor of whether or not the farms of the not-so-distant future will be able to weather these conditions is organic matter, or soil carbon. It goes deep into how soil carbon can not only mediate between erosion and water-logging, but also hold onto water when the environment is hot and dry. Most of the book is dedicated to how our current agriculture is both the largest contributor to climate change… and has the potential to be it’s best and most lasting solution.
A quick word about what we’re doing here… For years, we’ve sent out a weekly newsletter to our CSA members about what’s been going on around the farm, what veg will be in the CSA, and maybe a few things I’ve been thinking about with regard to the current state of agriculture. It’s as much for myself as it is for them—our CSA folks—because it holds me accountable to do a little writing each week. Writing is a form of thinking, and writing to others makes you organize your ambling thoughts into coherent ones. But, why stop at just CSA members?