Saturday, December 10, 2011

labor of love

"The family is the best source of labor for the small-scale farm. ... Why? Because farming is hard work, and the rewards at the start are measured more in satisfaction and pride than in large salaries. The farm family will do the work because it is their dream. It is their canvas, and they are painting it the way they've always wanted it to look."

-- Eliot Coleman, The New Organic Grower


  1. A beautiful sentiment. And so true.

  2. Nice. Sadly my kids haven't caught on to the concept of working together yet.... but it may be a case of me modeling it now and them taking it up when they've grown.... there's always hope...