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October 21, 2003

On the Farm

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Alec and I recently went to Finland. Perhaps a slightly odd holiday choice but there we encountered a stillness and silence I have yet to find in the Netherlands. For three wonderful nights we stayed on a Lahdelma Farm. The farm has twenty head of cattle (grown organically for beef) and whole lot of forest. The cattle graze all day long and through the sunset likely unaware that on one evening the moonset followed so closely behind the sun, it too glowed orange-pink.

Who knew digging for potatoes with my bare hands could be so delightful and bring me so much joy?

About this photo: We spent a lot of time picking all sorts of mushrooms, so many varieties blanketing the forest floor. The hat I am wearing was made by my dear friend Jay.

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