You'd think he would be stressed about not producing anything yet, about letting them down and about constantly having to deliver the same bad news.
But he's not.
After almost ten year of working in so closely with Mother Nature, he knows that she is calling the shots and there's nothing he can do about it.
I also know that to my husband what grows above the surface and what is harvested from the plants is an added bonus. What he really cares about is what is going on below the ground. He is obsessed with the health of his soil. I have heard him talking on more than one occasion about taking a few years off from growing stuff and just focusing completely on his beloved soil and compost.
I also know that he is looking at the bigger picture.While I am concentrating on what we will have to take to the farmers' market this weekend, he is looking way down the track into the future months and the years to come. He speaks often of the olden day farmers who would get one bumper crop about every seven years. Growing a crop takes so much out of the soil that he wants to make sure he is putting as much, if not more, back in.
Have a great weekend every one.
And there's an interview with me over at Thea and Sami today if you want to go and check it out.