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Back of Beyond Farm is a small, family run operation in Rist Canyon, Colorado. We work closely with natural rhythms to create wellness teas from indigenous and naturalized plants. 2013 marks our 4th year of supporting our community through tasty teas. In the year ahead, we hope to continue our work of not only producing healthful teas, but also exploring the edges of what it means to farm and be a part of a place.

Monday, January 14, 2013

He is as you have seen him...

Reading on a very cold January night always has the chance for revelation, introspection, new knowledge, or appreciated art.

The oldest Little Farmer and I are engaged in Tolkien. We've just landed at the open door of Tom Bombadil and I was captured by these words.

"He is Master of wood, water and hill. "

"Then all this land belongs to him?"

"No indeed! That indeed be a burden. The trees and the grasses and all things growing or living in the land belong each to themselves.."

And so it is. To image oneself too much in control of any piece of land is to invite a burden heavy. So I think - let the Good Earth belong to itself. Let me learn to master myself and in doing so come into knowing and balance with the rest.