Things That Can’t Be Rushed

Interesting article! The importance of having a goal in mind with gardening, or any project we are tackling and how we need to have patience and realize that all things do not happen overnight. We live in a society where most people want instant results…iphones, computers, etc. Nature doesn’t work that way. Natural processes take time and while we are waiting for those things to occur we can be working on different projects that are interconnected in our larger goal. Great post and a thought for my busy, hectic Saturday morning!

Shawndra Miller

Those of us who are bathed in technology much of our lives, that is to say most of the Western world by now, have grown accustomed to having everything happen in a hurry. Speed is the ultimate. Efficiency is king.

I am prone to this, feeling impatient with the rate of change.

Even in gardening, I value a relatively quick turnaround: Plant a bunch of lettuce seedlings, and a month later I can be snipping salad from my own raised bed.

But some things take time, and move in a crooked line, and require great patience to see results.

I’m reminded of this when I visit a farmer friend who lives in my neighborhood. Her family farm is called Artesian Farm. It’s in the next county over, where Anna and her farm partners raise grassfed beef.

When she talks about farming, she thinks in terms of decades. For example, the…

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