Tuesday, January 22, 2013
New Year - New Earth Farm
“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”
― Yoko Ono
I woke up last Saturday to a heavy January fog.
At one point in my life, the sight of winter fog would have caused me to draw the curtains and turn over in bed, but these days I have a new appreciation for winter. The New Year, for obvious reasons, is a great time for slowing down and looking inward. As for the fog, I absolutely love the way it softly drops a blanket of silence over the earth and renders time in slow motion. Just like a good camera, fog selectively focuses and changes your perspective. So on that foggy January day, I couldn't wait to grab my camera and get out to take in the gray atmosphere. I knew I wanted to capture a winter farmscape, and I chose New Earth Farm as the setting.
Despite the starkness of the sky, the fields were full of green.
The market was also full of beautiful things. I took home some black kale (for kale chips) and red Russian kale (for raw kale salad).
It made me laugh to watch this hen find its balance before sailing off this trailer.
Chickens in flight just look funny.
My quiet contemplative time did not last long. After all, Ava, the most talkative kid on the planet, was with me. And she was not nearly as entertained by watching chickens as I was.
She, on the other hand, was extremely interested in going and sitting on a huge pile of rocks so that she could enjoy her packed lunch.
Check out New Earth Farm on Facebook, and pay them a visit in southern Virginia Beach!