Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe
I couldn't agree more. Some people just don't internalize things. They have eyesight but no vision and don't commit things to memory. I've been a gardener/farmer all my life. I think that has a lot to do with it. People that have never grown things or kept animals have an almost insurmountable learning curve to overcome.
Some people hear words or witness things and don't think about it for a second after the experience.
I'm amazed at the simple or commonplace things adults DON'T know.
On the point of what did I do today, I'm only half way through it but I'm starting tomato seeds, planting some peas, building soil circles around fruit trees where I'm planting strawberries, planting some more asparagus, lettuce, spinach and going into a beehive and perhaps splitting it. I'm sure it is close to swarming.
I agree. There are many, many who do things, see things and even grow and keep things but they don't actually SEE things. They live on the surface of the Earth but not exactly ON the Earth, so to speak. A fella told me the other day that I seem to know my chickens better than he knows his, then implied I must have a "pet" flock because of this fact. I had to laugh....my birds are wild and are never handled, never hand fed, no petting goin' on. I know them better because I'm observant...that's no big secret.
I'm a born observer, it's what I do. My most favorite thing to observe is nature and all its various workings. I think most farmers or gardeners who were born to do it are just born observers, is all. We love to see and we love what we see, as we observe creation and the creatures therein. The biggest thrill, I think, is to become a part of that thing we observe and to be able to affect change, especially positive change, or just live in a closer harmony with it than others who simply do not see.