“So, what do you grow here at Crazy Corner Farm, eh?” asked the man who delivered 500 bricks earlier this week.
“Well, it’s basically a subsistence farm. A little milk and cheese. A lot of vegetables.”
It was a good enough answer, and appropriate to the situation. But other things came to mind.
What do we grow here at Crazy Corner Farm?
A lifestyle. A lifestyle of hard work rewarded by the fruits and vegetables of our labour.
Kids. Kids who know where their food comes from. Kids who understand the work that goes into a simple block of cheese. Kids who can tell a bee from a syrphid fly, use a machete and an axe safely, and design and plant a garden.
Creativity. Creativity in food, garden, crafts, DIY problem-solving, circus arts…everything. By providing the space, materials, and encouragement to let it flourish.
Stories. Or, as my husband said it, “Organic hand-picked words available in convenient poem, economic story, and family-size novel packs.”
So, we grow a lot here on our tiny farm. More than you might guess at first glance.