Wisdom from the Farm: Giving Way

Copyright 2016 Artisans Workshop Designs


One thing that’s been abundantly clear in my observations of the farm is that it transforms–is constantly changing. One crop finishes, the soil is plowed and prepared for a different crop.

Certain vegetables grow in the cool weather of early spring and these give way to vegetables that grow in the warmer weather of summer. Once these summer vegetables are finished, they give way to crops that grow well in the cooler, shorter autumn days. And once these food crops are finished for the growing season, they give way to the cover crops of winter.

This is like us in our own lives. As much as we want things to stay the same, they don’t. We may think some things stay the same, but they really don’t. For instance, we get up and go to work at the same place we’ve worked at for years. We do mostly the same work and we see mostly the same colleagues and customers and vendors. But if we’re really honest, things have changed. They may be small changes, but they’re changes nonetheless.

Change is inevitable. But as the farm shows us, this isn’t a bad thing at all. The tasty crops of early spring give way to the delicious crops of summer that then give way to the flavorful crops of autumn.

And this is the same in our lives. Change happens, one thing gives way to another. And there are good things within that change.

Let the transformation, the change, happen. Know that as one thing gives way, another good thing is coming to you.

Your Friend and Pep Pal,



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