29 Sep '11, 6pm

It takes a village to save a drowning farm

It takes a village to save a drowning farm

But if you took a moment to read Kira's note, this is what you would have learned: " ... The farm is fine in terms of people, animals, and structures. That is good to be able to say, considering how much some other people I know have lost. The real problem is that 19 out of 22 acres that were planted all went under water -- really under water ... Ray Bradley told me that he had canoed over that field and that the water was up to the eaves on the old barn that sits at the edge of the field ... There are a lot of tough decisions that I am faced with making right now -- I have to cut staffing or at least pull back severely on everyone's hours, I cancelled my cover crop seed order for the fall, I will be switching my chickens off of organic feed when we run out of what I currently have on hand. I will till under a season's worth of hard work and hope."

Full article: http://www.grist.org/food/2011-09-29-it-takes-a-village-t...

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