“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea,
EuropeArkansas is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”
— John Donne (No Man Is An Island – Meditation XVII)
Recently I made my annual pilgrimage to one of my favorite places on earth, P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm, with some of my favorite people, Arkansas Women (and a few Fellas) Bloggers, to celebrate and learn about one of my favorite topics – all things Arkansas Grown and Arkansas Made during the Farm2Home15 event. I love this event because it really is centered around the idea of community. The community of bloggers, the community of local agricultural, the community of growers and makers.
(a flock of geese and a flock of bloggers look oddly similar…)
I am so grateful for my community.
My blogging community, my agri community, the locally grown & made community….
I am proud to be an Arkansas Women Blogger
I love to buy Arkansas Made
I am raising Arkansas Grown kids
No one loves Arkansas’ agri community more than P. Allen Smith !
so a HUGE thanks to him and the Arkansas Departmart of Agriculture for bringing us all together.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
I would like to “like” the photo of you and P. Allen – he seems like such a gentle and kind spirit – – a delight to know I’m sure.
Denise Reynolds says
I agree wholeheartedly. P. Allen Smith is an awesome ambassador for Arkansas as well as a treasure. I love Moss Mountain and cannot wait to return. Thanks, Alan. For everything!