Lily (pictured above at last summer's impromptu lemonade/farm stand) is doing a "culture basket" presentation at her second grade class where you take artifacts from family life and do a presentation about your family culture. One of Lily's artifacts is the ribbon she won for Best of Breed chicken at the Spokane County Fair. This morning she did a practice run through and in reference to the ribbon said, "This is our first year of being real live farmers."
I love the image of our family as farmers even if we do live in the suburbs in a master planned community. I wonder what it would be like if all of us imagined ourselves as farmers, caretakers and stewards of the land we own and the land that surrounds us, with an eye on sustainability and soil fertility.