Something that I have been learning in the last few weeks is that I need more patience. It seems that I am ready for everything in the field to suddenly be ready to eat (or sell). That just isn’t how it works, but I’ve been thinking that I’ve become addicted to instant gratification. If it doesn’t ‘cook’ in under a minute in the microwave, it takes to long.
As I’ve been thinking more about it, I think that time is the most important thing that we have in life, and being in a hurry isn’t a necessarily good. The fruits that you wait until full ripeness to harvest taste better than those that are rushed. Doing our farm work by hand, the slow way, offers time for reflection and thought, something that is missing in many lives today. It’s so hard to slow down and simply appreciate what we are doing when the world around is rushing by, busy to get to the next task.
As much as I want my peas and greens to grow faster so I can have them to sell at market (and eat), I know that given time to mature, they will be a better product.