Open Field Hours

Hello everyone!

Spring is almost here and even though it means a lot of work, it’s always exciting. After much thought about updating the website this spring, we decided to introduce you to our very first daylilies from many years ago. They are faithful old friends… tried and true.

Our online shopping is open and we will be updating information as we move along.

Since we are in the midst of the current situation, we ask that you call or email ahead to make arrangements to visit the farm. We will be as flexible as possible. We are always closed on Sundays.

Thank you for understanding.

arrasmithfarm@gmail.com

859-630-1711

 

 

 

 

“Consider the lilies, how they grow;

they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you,

even Solomon in all his glory was not

arrayed like one of these.”

~ Matthew 6:28-29


 
 
 
 
 


Beauty is for “seeing” –
For revelation and appreciation –
A means to lift the mind of man
Above the common things of life
To higher levels of creative thought.

 

  


Beauty is for “seeing”…
For beauty is a quality that is possessed
In some degree, by all things everywhere…
A quality we may perceive
Through sight and sound –
Through smell and taste and touch –
And intuition –
In all that lies around us…



An intrinsic quality that we may find
In trees and grass and wayside flowers,
In earth and sky,
In sunset lights,
In songs of birds, and children’s laughter,
In face and form and character,
In all creative art –
And even in the chimney smoke
Against the background of the dawn…



A quality that, when perceived,
Brings deep fulfillment, harmony of thought,
And inner peace.
But beauty goes beyond the level
Of unaided senses:
Under the microscope a blade of grass
Displays a wondrous beauty –
Row upon row of glistening cells
In orderly array…


And – through the telescope –
The heavens declare a glory
Far beyond what David’s eye could see:
The infinite wonders of the star-filled sky
In the “great spaces of the field of night”…
All these bring revelation and appreciation.


So beauty – when perceived –
Becomes a memorable experience:
The “Fifth Dimension” – in the realm of Spirit –
Transcending Length, and Breadth, and Height,
And Time…


A “dimension” which includes
Both object an observer;
That – linked with purpose and with order –
Reveals to man the “God incarnate here”
In whom we “live and move –
And have our being”.

~Hans Ernst 1971