Sunday Digest | #002
What I am watching 👀, reading 📖, and listening 🎧 to on a Sunday.
Many of us daydream about having our own little homestead oasis, but it’s hard work, and it takes a lot of time before it’s something sustainable. If you truly want to understand the hard work and dedication it takes to create a homestead, I recommend watching the documentary The Biggest Little Farm.
It’s a beautiful movie that chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.
They encounter many challenges with nature along the way, but their focus is to farm with the seasons and nature.
They started Apricot Lane Farms in 2011, 40 miles north of Los Angeles. Farm residents include pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea hens, horses, highland cattle, and one brown Swiss dairy cow named “Maggie.” The land consists of Biodynamic Certified avocado and lemon orchards, a vegetable garden, pastures, and over 75 varieties of stone fruit that they call the fruit bowl.
This little farm is bigger than my current dreams, but it is an inspiration for what is possible through hard work and dedication.
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