The Real Farm Story--June 17

The REAL Farm Story!

For the past six months, you’ve been hearing about my farm adventures.  There have been a variety of anxieties:

Some have been large:

Some have been small:

Some seemed larger than they really were!

Some were caused by nature:

And some were man-made:

The obvious question that people ask is why, Tom, are you subjecting yourself to all this?

Even if the question didn’t occur to you, please be assured it has to me.

Actually, all this effort has been expended for a good cause–our farm re-vegetation project, which we’ve called CUE Haven.  Over the past couple of weeks we have been sorting photos and writing blubs and we are now ready to share with the world the details of the project.  We have launched a website for CUE Haven which documents the project and will provide a pictorial history of the transformation of the land from pasture back to native forest over the next several years.

We will keep the CUE Haven site up to date with new pictures as we continue the planting project.  I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing about some of the adventures in getting the project moving and find the site interesting and informative.

Please have a look at the site and leave a comment there letting us know what you think.

17 thoughts on “The REAL Farm Story!

  1. You’ll have a fan in me for life. Having lived in Florida for years and having to witness the criminal enterprise of local and state politics that allowed for the clearing of protected wetlands (and anything else in the way of the bulldozer) to make room for even more Bed Bath and Beyond hell, I’m behind you 100 percent.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks! If you lived in Florida and don’t like developers you should read some Carl Hiaasen. He’s hilarious and right on point. Try Sick Puppy and Skin Tight if you haven’t already.

  2. What a fantastic project!

    I hadn’t even guessed that your adventures were in pursuit of such a larger goal.

    This is the sort of project my wife has been dreaming about for years…

  3. Tom,

    Your new website is beautiful, as is the land–the trees you are planting–and you and your wife’s vision.

    To engage in such a project so much bigger than yourselves is mindboggling to me.

    I salute you both, for you will have tangibly left the earth a better place.

  4. That’s good. I’m working on a similar project. My secret plan is to buy Manhattan one day and restore it to its original state. I don’t have a lot of money, so I’m trying to negotiate them down to the original price the island was purchased from the Indians plus a 10% markup at the most.

    Turning veggie is also a good way to reduce the amount of land being wasted as grazing pastures for stupid cattle.

  5. Very interesting. But what critters will be living in those woods, do you think? I hope something that you snuggle up to, rather than something that you cringe from. At any rate, I’m impressed by your ambitiousness!

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