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Things left undone

Posted 8/31/2015 3:00pm by Shiloh Avery.


The weedy ginger/sweet potato field is the first stop on the trail of things left undone

Exhaustion has settled upon the four of us like the morning dew when you’ve stayed up all night. We can pinpoint exactly when it arrived, we just know now that we are soaked with it. It’s the kind of exhaustion that clings to you like a tick—blood sucking day and night—so that you just can’t shake the feeling that something is missing. It’s the exhaustion of overwhelmingly long to-do lists that have no basis in the same reality that we are living. It’s the exhaustion of things left undone.  

It’s been constant triage around here for the past few weeks. I glance quickly and sadly at the things I’ve left to die, choosing instead to spend those limited minutes on fresh, new arrivals glowing green in the morning light. The fall crops. They speak to us of hope and renewal. Of inevitable cooler weather and a lighter workload. Of a time when we all expected to be just the four of us because the season winds down. So the trail of things left undone grows wider behind us, but we just keep stumbling forward, and each new footfall lives up to its name, surprising us each time with its timeliness in keeping us upright.  

So, it is with this hope and sense of renewal that we wish to announce two upcoming events at Tumbling Shoals Farm:  

September 17th; we’re partnering with the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce to host a business after hours from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. with light refreshments (lots of pepper themed things mid-Sept) and farm tours. Everyone is welcome!  

October 4th; we’re celebrating a great season and the upcoming wind-down as well as Shiloh’s 40th birthday. 3 p.m. until…..there will most likely be live music (still working on that), games, food and fun. Kyle will be cooking up some pork, but bring a dish to share! Plenty of camping spots available and even a couple of cabins will be available! More details will emerge as we finalize plans, but put it on your calendar, it’s going to be lots of fun!  

 

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