I just had to post this little bit of prose from Lynn R. Miller, founder and editor of the Small Farmer's Journal...
WE ARE THE LANDSCAPE
"To say we are small farmers is to say something very important. We are not miners. We are stewards. We are not users. We are husbands. We practise farming methods which retain water and build soils. We embrace low impact approaches to working because of the smaller ‘footprint’ but also because it suits our economy. We don’t poison. We refresh. We harvest with hand and eye and we distribute the same way. We walk our fields and gardens and ‘look’ at them and into them because we want to know them. And we want to know that land because from the knowledge come the right answers to problems and opportunities. We are not factory workers. We are shepherds. We are not tacticians or economists or efficiency experts. We are parents, lovers, artists, and gardeners. We are not landscape architects. We are the landscape. We are not theologians. We are the religion. We are not destroying the planet we are healing her. We are small farmers." – Lynn R. Miller
If you don't subscribe to the Small Farmers' Journal, you should. It's everything the independent, sustainably-minded family-farmer would ever want, along with some gorgeous photography, poetry, and prose thrown in.