learner

on almost every elementary report card i got marked as “talks too much with neighbors”, or however they worded it. i don’t think i was actually chatty. i think from an early part of life, i was seeking information. okay, maybe i was a little chatty – but i’ve always been a discoverer.

curiosity is a trait i respect, embody and look for in people i hire. staying curious might seem like a drain or waste of time to some, but i view it as a way to continue growing, continue improving, and to improve and innovate the spaces around you – whether that be personal or business.

being on the farm has offered numerous opportunities to learn, and i am exercising my curiosity muscle daily. from learning more about bees and how & where to keep them, to learning about how wind, and how water effects our soil, to learning about placement of future fruit trees and creating our own ecosystem of sustainability through planting and raising our animals.

by early next year, i will have a design certification in Permaculture, by Spring we will start our first 2 beehives (off-site because bees and cut flowers as a business don’t go together – who knew!), and our first round of flowers will be on their way in a new low tunnel that’s going up in the next couple of months.

I really like this quote by Peruvian photographer Mario Testino:

My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.

there is still a lot to learn about living on and with the land, and I’m eager to continue on this journey. and i should also say that learning comes with its share of mistakes – sometimes expensive. we try to avoid those, but without trying there is no learning.

stay curious my friends…

xo

n

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