Several months ago I discovered the local magazine “Edible Blue Ridge.” It’s loaded with like minded people doing neat things. After reading about a group of young people who volunteer their time on farms, I contacted them. This weekend a group of them came out to Buxton. They call themselves The Valley Crop Mob – young people who are eager to learn aspects of farming. We invited them out to assist us in our second harvest of broilers. It was a delightful event filled with good music, personal discovery, and lots of sharing. One of them, a vegetarian, partook without any resistance! Very impressive.
One of the best things Buxton has to offer is not only a beautiful setting but also a gorgeous river for swimming. Since Buxton is truly rural, we invited them out to camp the night before, included them in breakfast and after the harvest, we provided a delicious lunch which included a dish with Polyface pork sausage. They devoured it! They spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the river and the remarkable land that surrounds us.
This is one of the reasons we want to farm. To work with interesting people, break bread, laugh together, share ideas and farming or gardening techniques, and stand in appreciation together for the unending beauty that surrounds us. We do hope they will return, along with many others! ~Grace (who can’t get on to blog right now.)