These wonderful words and melodies by Anne Murray seemed so fitting as the snowstorms settled in over our little Kentucky farm last week:
♫ ♫ Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean
The unborn grass lies waiting
For its coat to turn to green ♫ ♫
After almost half a foot of snow had fallen and the skies were quiet for a spell, Jessica was able to trek back to the barns to check on some things. In the midst of the harshest weather in the area this winter, she made a wonderful discovery. Sprouts from seeds planted a couple of weeks ago had begun peeking through their soil! It was a beautiful moment that reminded us why we farm for survivors of intimate partner abuse. Possibilities are always growing, even during the coldest and harshest of times.
Even before the snow started to melt, farm operations continued to move forward. Thanks to year-long community partnerships, we’re still able to feed our compost pile in these frigid temperatures. And this week we were honored to welcome a field trip to the farm from this year’s Southern SAWG Conference held in Lexington, Kentucky!
Our hearts go out to our Grow Appalachia friends who received much more snow than we did here in rural Fayette County. We hope you were safe and warm during the storms. Here’s to the days getting a little bit longer and the promise of the warm sun on our shoulders soon.
♫ ♫ The snowbird sings the song he always sings
And speaks to me of flowers
That will bloom again in spring ♫ ♫