Even in January, Farmer Les gets up before the crack of dawn—or at least he did today to meet us online for an early morning getting-to-know-you chat. We talked to the Washington State apple and garlic grower about how farming changed his life, his plans for 2013, and what winter means on Jones Creek Farms. HOMEGROWN, meet new member Les. Les, meet HOMEGROWN.
One important note: The conversation begins with the comment closest to the bottom of the page, so you’ll need to read from the bottom up. (It’s a little like farming: What’s down low in the soil is crucial to what comes later.) And thanks so much, Les, for the early morning confab. Really good to know you.
What is Meet Your Neighbors? Most of us spend a fair amount of time tending our online gardens, but it’s easy to forget there’s a real person behind every quiche recipe, chicken inquiry, and hoophouse design here on HOMEGROWN. Well, nuts to that! MYN gives us a chance to meet over the back fence and shake hands. (Or maybe hug? We’re huggers. But no pressure.)