|Looks like the March Lion is chasing these again this year...|
|The original farmers cottage|
|This is the time of year...|
|...for farmers (and the rest of us) to think about seeds.|
"Winter in the garden is the season of speculation, a time when the snow on the ground is an empty canvas that invites the idle planting and replanting of countless hypothetical gardens between now and spring thaw. A season of speculation in the Wall Street sense too, for now is when large wagers of gardening time and space are made on the basis of mere scraps of information." - Michael Pollan, Second Nature.
"The future of the human race will depend on combining the cleverness of science with the wisdom of nature." - Charles Linbergh
"Seventeen thousand different varieties of wheat have been produced, many of them the result of centuries of cultivation in a specific ecosystem with the best seeds saved each year and planted the next The variation in plant varieties is related to the variation in cultures from one bioregion to another." Bill Duesing, Living on the EarthThe darkest month of the winter is over. A window of sun starts us thinking about warmer days. And in many farmhouses right now, people are planning the acquisition of seeds.
|Heirloom and Local Seeds Need Less and Give More|
|Painfully separating the seeds from a flower which is almost impossible to buy in the quantity required for a farm.|
|Pictures from over the years of Barberry Hill Farm support the BBC's premise that New England in Autumn is one of Earth's Greatest Spectacles|
“[One of] three of the most seasonally changeable landscapes on earth..., New England is the stage for the most incredible colour change... when the vivid greens of summer give way to the golds and reds of autumn.”
- BBC's Earth's Greatest Spectacles <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0702q6p>