Responsibility is simply, our ability to respond—and building that ability.
On the farm, this is the care—both routine chores and larger projects—that we give to our growing crops.
Such care includes both reacting to threats (e.g. weeding) but also proactive preparation e.g. erecting scarecrows before birds arrive, installing drainage/irrigation in case of too much/too little rain)
Responsibility is not the same as responding. In fact, sometimes choosing not to respond develops—or preserves—our response-ability.