It all started when...
We were kids. Growing up in rural North Dakota (Randy) and rural Minnesota (Jill), we both played in open fields and woods since getting to town to playgrounds and friends wasn't always an option. Farm animals were pets to us, subsistence to our parents. Hooking up to implements and driving tractor was something you learned by fifth grade.
Today we farm for some of the same reasons - love of the active daily life, the crops, the animals - but our appreciation of just how relationship to the land fulfills a person is even more alive.
Every day as we walk out to the barn or start digging in the garden, we are incredibly grateful to be farmers, again.