Seven Generations

My son Casey and his son Wesley picking Asian pears,
first fruiting of this young tree.

More than anything else we plant and tend on the ranch, planting the orchard reminds me of my seven generations. Planting a tree is a long term process. Fruition takes years, not weeks or months. Each tree is a vote for the future, and tended, food and/or shade for who comes after us. The orchard reminds me of my promise to the earth and to my seven generations and how important it is to think beyond immediate need.

Wesley, Leo, Moka, and I surveying the harvest.