Life on Peace and Plenty Farm

We’ve just passed our four year anniversary of first finding the farm.  That first day, and in the subsequent months, the property felt far from a farm, and entirely overwhelming.  The thigh-high star thistle we had waded thru in May...
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My Path to Farming
I gave a presentation recently (virtual) to a group of women leaders in agriculture and did a quick version of the story of how I became a farmer.  It’s a path I have mapped in various interviews and I have always given the short, sound-bite version but I was thinking about that journey more deeply and thought I would share it.
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Essential Work
At the beginning of February, I was feeling stressed and harried - so much to do in the next months and so many deadlines to meet.  The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny and it felt like summer had arrived, skipping completely over spring. I wrote about my longing for a longer winter, and desire for more time to be quiet, slow, and do behind-the-scenes prep for all the big things that were coming our way in 2020.  If the adage, “Careful What You Wish For” could be any more true than now, I don’t know when. 
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