Comings and goings.

A friend of John’s came out to the farm last week.  Steve is a great farm guest.  He settles in, finds his own routine and helps where he can.  I actually think we wore him out a bit this time.  Not so much that he won’t come back, but enough that he’d occasionally say, “I just couldn’t DO this every. single. day.  Like maybe for three or four days, and then, I would just need to SIT DOWN…


We just smiled… knowing that he could do it, if he really wanted to, but he’d just have to find his rhythm, which takes a while to find.  We do rest now.  We have great people who work with us, and John and I are always adjusting and refiguring.  I’ve finally learned that you don’t rest when it’s all done.  You rest, when you’re tired.  And, I’ve also learned to remember that work creates work.  If I’m constantly working, I’m actually creating more work than I can manage.  I stop now.  I have to, but I love this place enough to figure all these things out, a real blessing.

Steve’s happy to be back home now with his beautiful wife and two awesome girls who he misses a whole lot when he leaves.  I wish you could meet Steve.  He’s got this amazing compassion that I don’t recall experiencing anywhere in quite the same way.  He truly thinks about others, but not as a martyr, just as a person who likes other people to feel good, too.  I’m glad Steve’s a part of my life now, thanks to John.  He’s good folk.

Next week, our Biodynamic consultant arrives.  We’re looking forward to showing him all the progress around here.

The rains coming down outside right now.  California doesn’t get thunderstorms, really, only steady, consistent rain.  And, I just love the sound of each raindrop.  Night all…

xo – 

Organic Spark

4 comments


  • Glad you’re getting rain. We just had our first real down pour in months (north TX), and it stopped all too soon.

    Anyway, was going to say that I was just telling a friend this a.m. that I would much rather own a farm than a retail store. Not that I want to do either, but if I had to choose between the two…

    December 14, 2012
  • amelia jenkins (dikos)

    so proud of my son – and SO happy he has you two for friends! it’s on my bucket list to come out and see your farm some happy day!

    December 19, 2012
  • Connie Munoz

    DEAR JOHN AND MOLLY…..I SAW YOUR PIECE ON OPRAH AND WAS SO TOUCHED…..I AM WONDERING IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING LIKE HAVING SOMEONE AS A GUEST….A PAYING GUEST…..I HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH SOME ROUGH PATCHES IN MY LIFE AND HAVE LOST MY JOY OF LIFE…..I COME FROM A FAMILY OF FARMERS AND RANCHERS….BUT I AM 59 YEARS OLD AND HAVE FIBROMYALGIA…..I HAVE FOUND IT VERY HARD TO GET MY MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT TO UNITE AGAIN…..SEEING YOUR FARM AND READING YOUR STORIES SPARKED SOMETHING INSIDE ME….I LOVE CALIFORNIA SO MUCH…..MY HUSBAND TAKES ME THERE WHEN EVER HE CAN…IT JUST MAKES ME SO HAPPY…..WELL, I’VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE…..I AWAIT YOUR ANSWER…I WOULDN’T BE OF MUCH HELP, BUT WHO KNOWS….:) ANYTHING YOU CAN HELP ME WITH WOULD BE APPRECIATED…I WOULD GO ALONE….EVEN IF IT IS A SHORT VISIT OF ANY KIND WOULD BE NICE…I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE WAY YOU COOK NUTRITIOUSLY….I LOVE CHICKENS AND HORSES…..ALL ANIMALS….AND I LOVE THE LAND…THANK YOU VERY MUCH….& GOD BLESS YOU IN WHAT YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND ARE DOING……I KNOW THAT WHAT WE ARE EATING IS KILLING US…..

    April 9, 2013
    • Molly Chester

      Hi Connie,

      We aren’t taking guests at this time, but thank you so much for your support! I wish you the best. Keep following along with us at facebook.com/apricotlanefarms

      July 4, 2013

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