February 14th, 2007 by ~ 1 Comment

A Very Small Farm

It’s about the time of year again where I pull out my copy of A Very Small Farm and read it again. There have been certain books that have had significant influence on me, and this is one of them. The work is written by William Winchester, a man who decided to become a subsistence farmer rather than pursue a more traditional career after college. He chronicles his journey of creating the small farm upon which he has made his living entirely.

His story speaks to me in many ways, probably most of all that he was willing to take a risk to follow a dream, even though that dream may have seemed odd to many onlookers. He tells of the ups and downs of making a living through sustainable means. Selling honey from his beekeeping is his main source of income. He raises everything he eats and puts it by for the winter. An old milk cow provided his dairy, which he turns into amazing raw milk cheese. (I’ve visited and had a sample.)

The dream of bread&cup lies within this story somewhere. A value for simplicity speaks to me in this age of complexity.

One Response

  1. john w says:

    This is a very inspiring book, but I find myself as impressed and inspired by reading your blog. Follow the dream.