Thursday, 31 March 2011

Walnuts and Pears You Plant for your Heirs . . .

How true is this adage that encourages us to think long term and look after future generations!

Almost every house in my village has a little orchard. We harvest pears, apples, plums and more to share with everyone. The people here aren't 'hip' or 'green' or 'new wave'. They have lived with the land for many generations and every new day I learn from them. How to work the land, how not waste resources, how to create, re-use and give back.

The pears in the photo are from my last Autumn harvest. This Autumn the trees will provide me with a new crop, as they will for my children and children's children . . .

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