We just wrapped up our April distribution: 78 home deliveries and 56 CSA pick-ups! We are tired, but thankful for everyone who ordered. As a farm in our eleventh year of operation, we've seen a lot of people, hurdles, and opportunities. We've tried a lot of things, failed at a lot of things, and succeeded at some. But we've never seen demand this high; as many people relying on us to sustain their families. We've been farming: raising animals, answering emails, fixing broken stuff, doing all the things we usually do. But we've also been thinking about what the future looks like if what we do is going to continue to experience unprecedented demand for some amount of time. To...
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we can look at a group of growing calves -with their fat, sleek mothers looking on as they enjoy a romp in the grass between milk binges -and we can know that the living things in the space are flourishing because of our care and our partnership with nature. The evidence is there, as well, as we notice individual butterflies, birds, wildflowers, and the like growing in number and evidence of health.
The reality we all accept is some will make it and some won't. But those who do can thank their work and sacrifice and preparation, a number of skills they bring to the table, the help they get along the way, and luck. Those who don't can point to a mixture of those four elements as the reasons for it not working out.