Relationships don’t matter as much as you think they do.
Because as magical as I think farmers are, I have still observed that they can only be in one place at one time. They only have so much energy to spend. Their capacity for stress and obstacles is greater than most, but even they have a limit.
And so it turns out that a farming community is utterly necessary.
We are so blessed with great neighbors.
That’s saying something when your farm is surrounded by subdivisions, split down the middle by a state road and situated a mere 7 minutes from Target and Starbucks. It’s the geographical story of farming/ranching in the South – when you can raise one cow/calf pair on 2 acres, you can probably manage to continue your 5th generation cattle operation amid land development.
And persisting in your family’s legacy in the original location won’t drive…
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