Fragrant Lilac Sugar in - Vasanta Ritu

As we grapple with a global pandemic and practice social distancing, the rhythms of Vasanta Ritu or Spring continue. Here at my farm, the peacocks have been seen dancing and digging up the purple crocus, my chickens wandered the hay fields, lost in the tall grasses. Everywhere you look, flowers are blooming, and the tender maple trees are pushing through.

As our social celebrations are curtailed this year, the rhythms of the season pulsate with life and energy. There is hope—we can still celebrate some of these festivals such as Easter, Purim, St. Patrick’s Day, Earth Day, and other ritual significance within our homes with our families. For some of us, riding the Zoom wave, we have to say