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Showing up (process vs. progress)

Posted 1/27/2020 10:21am by Shiloh Avery.


Shiloh and Tully rekindling their relationship with hiking

We live in such a goal oriented society, that we tend to forget that sometimes it’s about the process.  Because we focus so hard on the goal, we become terrified of starting over again.  I’m experiencing this in rekindling my winter relationships with the gym, yoga, and pickleball.  Over the last two winters of year round growing, we didn’t do much of those things.  I can still remember when I was stronger, faster, more flexible, etc. Those memories are like goals I once obtained and wish to be at again.

But really, is the importance of yoga being able to hold a headstand in the middle of the room?  Or is it the process of showing up and moving.  Is it all important that I can lift the “x” pound weight? Or is it the process of showing up and working out.  Is it important to hit that winning shot? Or is it the process of showing up, getting a bit of exercise, and having some fun with my community.

I will logically argue the latter in all of those cases, but it’s so difficult sometimes not to feel frustrated and even embarrassed that I’ve “regressed”.  Even the word “regress” has a negative connotation in a society that’s all about “progress”.  So for now, I’m going to try my best to focus on the process, not the progress.

Speaking of starting over: we're starting over with a brand new season here at Tumbling Shoals Farm. And that means we're purchasing seeds and supplies like crazy this month, and don't yet have an income stream.  And so it is this month that we ask for your commitment to our farm by joining our harvest share program.  You can sign up here: http://www.harvie.farm/signup/tumbling-shoals-farm and you can find more information here.

Here's how it works: you sign up and pay for your share now (at least in some part-no need to pay it all at once, although there are benefits to that), set your veggie preferences, and then start receiving a box of the freshest, most delicious, custom harvested and packed veggies beginning in May all the way to mid September!  Our harvest share is now fully customizable so you only get veggies you love (and you're more likely to eat them).  Going on vacation? No problem, put your share on vacation hold.

Love the idea, but just can't commit to a full season?  No worries, this year, we'll have an option to sign up for our virtual Farm Stand.  By signing up for Farm Stand, you'll still set your veggie likes/dislikes, and the you'be put on a list. Whenever we have extra produce available, we'll let you know through email and you can purchase a share (or not) whenever our supplies and your desires match up!  We'll still deliver to those convenient locations just like you were a full time member.  Now, because it's difficult to plan for add on members and because we're much less likely to get our boxes returned, there is an extra $5 charge per box, so it's a way better deal to become a harvest share member, but I just wanted you to know that this option will become available.  The option is not there yet, but I wanted you to know about it in case you're considering your options.



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