I have just had a pleasant morning harvesting dill seed, weeding, and cutting my vine trimmings ready for the fire, about as domesticated as it can get. It has been so dry I have been watering the garden, enjoying the sunshine but thinking all the while of my family and friends in Australia facing record heat and bush fires. If this isn’t climate change I don’t know what is.
So I was idly wondering: where is it best to be in the future? My house will probably be under water, the weather possibly even more extreme. I have settled on Washington State, because it has abundant water, abundant rain, and good soil. Assuming I’m in shape to dig my potatoes or pick my apples or whatnot.
I have always had back-to-the-land fantasies. I wonder if I will ever make them a reality?