All year I’ve been in a writing mode. Much of the topic has been about being in the right place in the right time, the central theme of Atlas of the Year. Awakening slowly to in increasing sunlight, we noticed that the perfect time, according to the bio-dynamic calendar for transplanting trees was March 3. After days and days of rain and gloom, Saturday arrived full of sun and cool air on the face. It was perfect time to have the first Big Fig Dig, at the perfect place, Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary.
The newly refurbished solarium nearby the fig beds offered a warm place for conversation, coffee, banana bread. There was no hurry, everyone had huge smiles savoring the blue day. Neighbor girls set up their first egg stand inside.
We had forty four trees for sale ranging from one to three years old. There are only two left. We transplanted some older trees, to add to our family of 15 year old, and a few four and five your old trees so we will have figs, of course!
Jennifer Gleason from Sunflower Sundries near Maysville, acquired many trees for her “Fig Newton Orchard”. She’ll also make her usual wonderful jam from figs. Several trees went to Clear Creek Community near Berea, with Phillip Gilbert and Kathy. Other folks brought their trees to Lexington and some just around the corner. We’re already dreaming of next years Fig Festival, featuring fig delicacies from our Art Farms, to offer along with the trees.
It was such an honor to have Nick Lacy take professional black and white photos. He has a great eye for how to frame a subject. To see his full album “Digging’ It”, check Nick Lacy Photography.
I’m almost ready to present Atlas of the Year, stay tuned.