It is January 2, 2013, and I am starting this new year as a farm owner. I have waited 15 years to say that . . . and yet, today, when there are sticks to gather and trash to pile. When I could be ordering seeds for garden beds and pricing our fence posts to keep goats contained, all that I can think about is how muddy it is.
I feel I might need to become more readily accustomed to being muddy and dirty. I did not know I was not accustomed to such.
– an excerpt from what may be the first chapter of my new book about the farm.