Sabien loves to scan the driveway for the earthworms after storms.

New Eyes on the Ranch!

New Eyes on the Ranch!

Donald and I are delighted that our youngest son Casey, our daughter-in-law Melissa, and our grandsons Wesley and Sabien, are joining us on the ranch!  In the next months they will be  taking over the lavender and aromatic operations, bringing new insights, energies,  and projects. Melissa and Casey are particularly interested in nature-based education and bring that sensibility in working with groups of parents and their children. More on this soon!

Preparing for a raining walk.
Preparing for a raining walk.

For me, I am submersed in the great pleasures of grandmotherhood. I adore these grandsons. They bring a sense of wonder in a new pair of boots in a rainstorm, a crow in the garden, the worms in the driveway. A few hours with them returns me to center—yes, tired, perhaps, but also strangely revived!

These precious times when I  remember the pleasures of the moment are also times  I know why I am sitting through hours of Board of Supervisor meetings, Planning Commission meetings, and farming Biodynamically. These children are inheriting the earth. They are coming into an unprecedented time when the earth is warmer. We have no idea what this will mean for them. We need to do everything we can to learn a new relationship with the earth and to enjoy it with these children teachers who know the pleasures of an earthworm.

Wesley and Sabien weeding with Grandpa.
Wesley and Sabien weeding with Grandpa.

 

8 thoughts on “New Eyes on the Ranch!”

  1. I love this post!!! It speaks of such truth… And delight and wonder… May we create a world that is transformational- filled with wonder and light and love…. We can do this together!!!!

  2. Grandmother-hood!!! What fun to share your joy at these little “blessings” that come in such surprising packages !! Looking forward to more news. Norma/OMA

  3. This is wonderful; thanks for sharing your inspiring words and shining heart of love for your grandchildren — and all children. I look forward to visiting you and Melissa/Casey and the kids out there sometime soon, with Helena Beam (3). Those of us who have family, and generations, around to share life with are truly fortunate. Living “village” is a crucial element in the way of wellness. If you ever want to check out my blog Patricia, it’s http://www.leaningintolight.com. Happy farming!

    1. Thank you, Jessica!

      Please come visit us at our Open House on June 18, and make sure and introduce yourself and bring Helena.

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