Here in our rural Maine hamlet, we like to say, "we're so far behind...we're ahead!"
Our suspicions were confirmed this past week by a front-page article in the Portland Press Herald. According to the news, farming is hip. Farming is the In, Now, Groovy-Cool (Rad? Awesome? Sick?) Thing all over again. In light of this earth-shattering information, it seems helpful to provide links to some real dirt-under-their-fingernails folks who can give some guidance from the beds and trenches.
First, check out this post from The Ladybug Letter, written by Andy Griffin at Mariquita Farm. I attended an excellent presentation by his wife, Julia, at a regional WAgN conference a few years ago. Their work is not only a source of great farming inspiration, but also an important reality check.
Second, a good basic "how-to" post from Annie in Cariboo Valley. Thanks to Robin at Season's Eatings Farm (another WAgN connection!) for calling this to our attention.
More to come...as I dig up more resources, this list will grow!