I just came across this lovely article and wanted to share it. Like everyone I sometimes get distracted by shiny new tools that promise to save me time & money, increase efficiencies, and make my life & easier. I’m not going to give up my tractor anytime soon, but definitely appreciate a good dose of Wendell Berry to remind me what is really important.
“Agriculture must mediate between nature and the human community, with ties and obligations in both directions. To farm well requires an elaborate courtesy toward all creatures, animate and inanimate.” from Renewing Husbandry by Wendell Berry