If there is one thing farmers always seem to be short on, it’s time.

“How did it get so late so soon?”
― Dr. Seuss

There are always more weeds to pull, rocks to pick, and work to do. It is possible, on occasion, to lose sight of the natural beauty that surrounds us everyday, when one’s thoughts become consumed by what’s left on a to-do-list. People of all professions find themselves increasingly immersed in an electronically stimulated sprint from daybreak to bedtime.

As I type this one handed, while bouncing my little three month baby boy on my knee, it seems like I’ve been writing all day.  Yet as I look down at his big smile, it’s as though he were born yesterday, not months ago. We all perceive time differently. Click the videos below of our farm which offer an unique perspective of time passing.

Inch by inch and row by row…#plantingseeds #spring #timelapse

A video posted by GROMAINE (@gromainefarm) on

We spend a lot of time thinking about the past and the future, and less about the present. The world’s population is approaching 7.2 billion people.  To live in a world without hunger (a goal at the very least we should all endeavor toward), we will need to increase our food production by 50%.  In order to achieve this, there needs to be a shared reconnection with the land.  Incredible moments are handed to us each day. If we live in the moment, we will be much more likely to gain an appreciation for our fresh water and the fields on which we grow our food. Time will tell.

So where does time go? My best guess is that time slips behind Mt. Katahdin to rest just after sunset. You should have a look for yourself, you may just find it there.

Everything in its time.

“No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.”
-Thomas Jefferson