I was up at the farm a few months back and my father brought me to check the cattle. He is usually too busy to devote time to showing me the cattle himself, I always check them by myself, but it is always so lovely to check them with him because he has so much to share. I point to a cow, one we usually both know, and he tells me all about her, how well she does in the winter, how her calves do, her coat, whether she is calm. Our herd is looking great.
My husband and I had our last market date at the Roslyn Village Famers Market last weekend, and I sold out of shares already in my buying club. All the marketing work is hard work but it is rewarding. I know that I am trying to keep our farm financially afloat which sometimes fills me with such anxiety I can’t sleep.
This article in the watershed post about the declining numbers of school children in Delaware County, speaks to how little economic opportunity there is in Upstate New York for young people, especially in rural counties. Connecting food producers with suburban costumers feels like an important link that needs to be made.. Makes living off the farm easier.