As I prepare to dig a little deeper into life on the farm with my husband and daughter in 2018, my word of the year is “presence.”
We’re all part of the history of a farm, whether it’s established farmland with local lore or a brand-new homestead that we’ve begun ourselves.
On a trip from Kentucky to the Midwest, I learned about my own family homesteading roots as well as American traditions in farming and land stewardship.
This vegetable-farming family is producing CSA shares and restaurant deliveries on its Green Dog Farm for the community around Fort Collins, Colorado.
Dan and Kris Paape didn’t intend to start BeefnBeak Farm, but they now raise grassfed cattle and pastured poultry, and they aim to add workshops and tours.
Hope has been restored for this year’s garden, thanks to the kindness of a friend. We’re finding more and more, that’s how it goes out here.