What has nature taught you?

Early last week the county cut the shoulders on the road I live on. The sickle mower used even crosses the ditch and knocked down all my mature asparagus growth. The stuff I missed when it was at its peak. I learned years ago, when this cutting happened, I’d have all new, delish asparagus in my ditch.

It’s a lesson I’m glad I learned , as it was unexpected. Now, I reap the late season bounty and have snatched up 3.5 lbs. the first week. The bag you see here was 2 days worth, and maybe 15 minutes of my time.

What lessons has mother earth taught you about her world?

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