What sets us apart?

One thing that sets us apart is our transparency. We have an open-door policy for anyone who wants to learn about farming this way. That’s right, you can stop by anytime to see what’s going on. We don’t have any “no trespassing” signs. I still work an off-the-farm job, so if you come by during the week, you are on your own. Come by on Saturday afternoons and I’ll show around (see also Tour info). We believe farming this way Read More

Temptation to spend more

“When self-worth derives from possessions, we’re in trouble. Of course, the whole object of advertising is to make us dissatisfied with our circumstances. If we just buy that product or service, suddenly our lives will be better. Unless we buy, we’re missing out on a life worth living. This “keeping up with the Joneses” creates a spending treadmill that never satisfies and like an addiction, it certainly impoverishes.” (Joel Salatin, “Your Successful Farm Business”, page 37)  I love Joel’s latest book, Read More

Why do you go to work everyday?

Guest post by Emma Grace Pope (age 12)  Why do you go to work everyday? Is it for the paycheck? Is it so you’ll look good among others? Or maybe it’s because you just really like working. Recently I was in a play, and I worked really hard to memorize my lines. I was working hard on my lines so I would please my teacher and my parents. Being young, I had a lot of pressure coming from my teacher, Read More