The storm

Too damned much politics is abroad in this beautiful land. The sky isn’t falling; the rain is falling. The wind is blowing cold, but it’s blowing good to somebody, maybe in Kansas. A fellow with a farm down the road lost his wife to cancer a while back, and now has cast a kind eye on a lady he met at the store.They went away for her birthday.
I’m about to broadcast spinach seeds for an early spring crop. The tide still ebbs and flows. Friends agree to slap back at any racial, sexual, or other insult. They refuse to accept this Trump business as a new normal.
And cold as the wind on my face may be today, it’s this storm, not us,
that’s bound to blow away.

About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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