It’s Friday, so Just Relax™

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop”

-Ovid

Conventional farmers recognize that allowing a field to remain unplanted for a season prevents soil erosion, nutrient loss, and increases yields. Even in 43 BC, the year that Ovid, (aka Publius Ovidius Naso) was born, this practice of crop rotation was old news. It had already been practiced in the Middle East for around 6,000 years. Ovid wasn’t a farmer though, he was a poet, one who recognized that the wisdom of farmers applied to many more fields than agriculture (pun not intended). Don’t draw the wrong conclusion from this quote though, Ovid was a busy man. It’s from his works that we’ve been able to piece together much of what we know about classical mythology. If the man who wrote the 15-volume epic poem Metamorphoses can find time to relax, I think the rest of us shouldn’t feel bad about putting our feet up once in a while.

Time to relax

Enjoy your weekend 🙂