KCT Thought of the Week, May 18, 2012

"It was as if he went to his fields in the spring, not just because he wanted to, but because his father and grandfather before him had gone because they wanted to--because, since the first seeds were planted by hand in the ground, his kinsmen had gone each spring to the fields.  When he stepped into the first opening furrow of a new season he was not merely fulfilling an economic necessity; he was answering the summons of an immemorial kinship:  he was shaping a passage by which an ancient vision might pass once again into the ground."  Wendell Berry, "The Memory of Old Jack"

 Spring Planting at Blackrock Farm:  Photo by Tom Bradbury