There’s nothing like serious catastrophe to really bring into stark relief how close members of a small organic farm are. When the fire started that decimated the processing and packaging barn of our small organic farm in less than 20 minutes, I was four miles away. It was a typical day. I’d been trying unsuccessfully to hook up an implement to my big trusty tractor for about 30 minutes, and I was so mad I was about to chew nails. I hate to admit defeat, but I just tossed my grease gun down and texted my boss to come get me. The message I received back from Erick said “barn on fire come home.”   Read more