The Barry Farm

Pasture Raised Red Wattle Hogs, Dorper Lambs, Pasture Raised Chicken, Citrus and Blackberries

Generation to generation

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The kids and I began some seeding in the back pasture tonight. All 3 of us worked together while mommy was away at an HMI gathering. While we seeded I remembered that last fall during this time my father in law was here. I got very lucky when I married Renee that I was blessed with a mother and father in law that truly loves and care for me. They are very willing to mentor and nurture our marriage and my family is all the better for it. Last fall as we seeded fall pasture my father in law relayed 3 generations of advice when it comes to seeding technique and lore. He doesn’t know it but I soak that stuff up like a sponge. I can recall the entire afternoon of story instruction and theory. This year I got to encourage Seamus to learn what I had learned. I told him the stories the reasons and the hope that new seed can bring. We had completed most of the pasture when Layla came to join us. She wanted to take over the hand seeder and rather than jump in and tell her what to do I just waited to see what would happen. And to melt my butter the young man told her almost verbatim just what I had told him. This is the way farming and life is best lived with perspective and instruction given by mentors and young men who are open to mentorship. Now that’s enough before I miss my father in law any more. Happy farming


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