A farm by any other name is still a farm, and ours has simply been known as “the farm” for 35 years when my husband’s parents bought it and moved their five-kid family here. We lived in a mobile home on “the farm” for several years when our kids were young. . .and then we moved away for 11 years.
But this patch of 40 acres pulled us back in 2000, when we bought it from my in-laws, who bought a new mobile and parked it right where we’d lived years before. And in 2011 our son and daughter-in-law bought the grandparents’ mobile and moved onto the farm (the grandparents built a house a few miles away). In July a new generation joined us!
What’s King Creek Farm all about? It’s a family farm currently focused on producing honey from about 75 beehives. It houses a family concerned with organic practices and playing its part in the local food movement. We garden and raise animals for meat, preserving food in a variety of ways for year-round consumption.
What about you? Are you a city person, town dweller, or a farmer? And. . .where does the majority of your food come from?