If farming was a language, the vast array of tools on the farm would be the verbs. Without them, the space would be static, without production.
big tools: the transplanter, the plastic mulch layer, the cultivating tractors... We love the iphone, Google Earth, and look forward to having the first cultivating robot on the block.
But there is more subtlety to just getting the latest or biggest tool we can afford. Big tools are like the loud American shouting his language. I'm talking about the right tool for the job, like the words in a poem.
This week, nearing the end of the harvest season, we give thanks to...
The Harvest Knife
Lettuce (2 small mini-heads)
Celariac-- This, the ugliest vegetable ever, is really delicious. If you are unfamiliar with it, Google it, and use it in dinner this week, you'll be pleasantly surprised how good it is.
Blessings on the Meal