Two decades of farming has provided the local farmers with many challenges. Each year is different and constantly evolving. While some types of farmers thrive one year, and some struggle to break even, the diehards just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
When my brothers and I were growing up, my parents were not on orange alert about strangers. While my friends were all being lectured about the dangers of unknown people in their lives, my parents were throwing caution to the wind.
Each spring, thousands of birds make their annual trek north from their winter grounds in South or Central American or the Caribbean to their “summer homes” in the North via one of four flyways through the United States. In the eastern U.S., the birds follow a route referred to as the Atlantic Flyway.
In recent years, the news has spread that our local flora, including essential food crops, is threatened by the shrinking population of pollinating bees. So on March 3, about 50 people interested in doing something about it gathered at the Second Baptist Church at 3 p.m. in a program sponsored by the Green Team of the church, the Friends of the Farm at Hilltop, and the Suffield Land Conservancy.