Tuesday, July 1, 2014
I love this article
Great article about farming in "Modern Farmer" today. Specifically, the article addresses the fact that in order to be called a farm, something tangible (i.e., a real crop) must be produced. There's been an explosion of pseudo-farms, where one can pet farm animals, spend the day learning rural/homestead-type crafting, or where you can simply stay for a weekend and walk the bucolic fields, imagining you are, indeed, on a real farm.
Places that rely on writing, weddings, workshops or weekend overnight stays for the main source of their income are not farms; they are farm fantasy venues. It's an important distinction, especially for anyone interested in actual farming.