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  1. Marco
    May 11, 2012

    Good deal! Growing up on a small farm in the Catskills, I remember driving a similar tractor when I was old enough. Good size for a small farm, a real work horse. My Grandfather had the horses around for acouple years after he got the tractor though. There were a lot of jobs that they were just better at, dragging logs out of the woods for firewood, for example. Haying was a constant chore. You learn to hate rock picking, even at 10 years old my back would hurt. Always more rocks to pick in the NE…

    My uncle would take me down on the Delaware to catch trout and in spring, bullhead. His trips were genuinly ultra light…a couple blankets, some tinware and a little food. Mostly we ate some of the fish roasted on sticks over the fire. Nope, it never rained. Now I know he just checked the weather…but, it seemed at the time, fishing meant good weather. A talisman that never failed. When it starts raining when I’m out, I think about fishing for a while to make it stop…and smile.

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  2. s
    May 11, 2012

    “thereby sharing in the bounty and …. “”””” realities of the season “”””.

    lol, Realities of the season sounds/feels/is familiar to me. Weather, disease, equipment problems, animals and bugs are the farmers friend, they build character.

  3. business
    May 17, 2012

    Last week I was on vacation, but while I was home visiting family I spent a lot of time checking out the local Pittsburgh farming scene. On Sunday, I dragged my brother to a CSA Fair. It warmed my heart to know that my hometown was supporting, and supported by, so many farms. But there is nothing quite like Suzie’s. All the farms were one to two hours outside the city except for one urban farm, and it is 1.5 acres. They are able to accommodate 20 CSA shares and two farmer’s markets this season. Urban farms are usually micro farms, under 5 acres, springing up in abandoned lots and warehouses. They are special because they are so accessible, a positive transformational force within communities, able to provide educational opportunities to folks who may not be able to make the trip out to the country for a visit to “Old MacDonald’s Farm.” Here we are an urban farm of 70 acres! We can feed many more than 20 families, pull carrots with lots of school groups, and look forward to running into you on the street in South Park or Downtown after grabbing a bite to eat. We are lucky San Diego, this is such a unique experience of community. I’m happy to back!

  4. Kim Bryant
    May 21, 2012

    What a wonderful post! Thank you so much!

    • Earlylite
      May 21, 2012

      Happy to help!

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