Dear Friends of the Farm:
One of the delights of our wildly fun and incredibly successful plant sale last Saturday was meeting new folks and greeting old friends. It was wonderful to see your faces, to hear your stories, to discover together how your worlds have changed and are being changed. “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” So true, so true. Each of you is a treasure to us.
More than once did we hear someone new to the farm comment excitedly to their partner, “Look! These folks are actually doing it!” with hope flowing from their heart for their own dreams. People seem to take encouragement from seeing someone actually living the small farm dream, someone who has walked away from the 8 to 5, the mind numbing commute, the never ending noise, the smelly gas stations, and who are actually living on what a small piece of land can produce. (more…)