ars georgicaEvie Shockley
the farm’s success lies in the fact that the corn isn’t planted in the pigpens and the cows don’t fertilize the vegetable garden during the growing season—unless it is and they do. this, if so, because there is a farmer, who—taking note of other farmers’ successes—arranges her barns and furrows in patterns that coax animals to thrive and crops to flourish. and who, in the proper time, chooses to be audacious, quixotic, destructive. what do you get when you cross a laying hen with a tractor-pulled plow? a field of scrambled eggs. a loud, transgressive nest.
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