As a new year begins, new hope rises for a fruitful new season of mind, body, and soul. Here’s hoping you find in your 2012 a bountiful harvest in all these ways.
Solus Invictus (For my purposes: Genesis 8:22)
I love the winter solstice because it signifies the turning of the tide, the slow but steady march back toward warmer weather. I generally don’t notice it at first, because of the preoccupation with Christmas, but soon after the new year I notice the daylight hours are steadily increasing daily, albeit painfully slowly. Spring is just around the corner!
Our first crop every year is asparagus, so we need to be about the business of clearing the old foliage from the bed right now, because those spears will begin to emerge before you know it. We will announce later, as soon as the asparagus is ready for sale, probably sometime in March. Get your running shoes on, because supplies are limited, and we don’t wait for stragglers.