In 2012, on the plains of Northern Arizona, two families joined forces and began the trials and tribulations of building a small family farm with nothing in the bank but love.
|Farmers are also mechanics|
Our peppers went wild this year. Last year we were happy to get twenty jalapenos off a bush and this year we're getting 100+. Frank
|A bounty of hot jalapenos|
|Not so much...|
By the time the fields had dried enough for Lance to get them tilled, the tractor had broken down and it rained again. Now he's waiting on a part and the fields are still wet. He had a conversation with an old farmer the other night about the timing and what to do. The elder man told him that if the fields are still a bit wet, you work them anyway and maybe you'll have imperfect soil conditions. A farmer has to work with the conditions he's dealt each year. I think farming must teach patience and flexibility.
The Indiegogo campaign is still running. We're down to about three weeks. We need it to pick up steam for the last stretch. Whether we meet our goal or not, I'll give you an accounting when all is said and done. Have a look, get some pickles and spread the word. Thanks. Here's the link: Set Sail With Pirate Pickles