Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Thursday, May 10, 2012

We have stolen away from our regular lives to spend four days at our "bit of earth". This afternoon we are expecting the UPS truck to come up the dirt road to deliver a box of 100 seedlings, this year's investment in our balsam orchard. We'll pull on our gloves and plant them in batches over the next few days. This is what "crafting a rural spirit" is all about, and my spirits are lifted as we make progress toward manifesting our dream.
We never tire of waking up to this view from our bedroom window. It reminds me of something Wendell Berry wrote, “Be joyful because it is humanly possible.” 


  1. A bit of heaven at your bit of earth...

  2. Ohhh, wonderful!!!
    It sounds like a lot of work, but I know you will be so happy in the end! Bravo for your rural spirit!

  3. What a wonderful view.

    So exciting for you to plant your baby trees (never heard the term "balsam orchard" I love it!).

    What a great quote, too.

    Enjoy your time at your bit of earth.

  4. Do you mean little balsam apples?