We do things that are
in the best long-term interest in the land. To me life is a gift
and I am here to participate. I guess if I was to leave something
behind for the next seven generations, it would be that somebody could
walk onto this farm and feel a spirit that was here, that maybe did some
good, or was a good steward, and that would be plenty.
Tom Larson - St. Edward,
I would describe my
relationship to this land, this homestead, I guess the one word would
be steward. The concept of ownership is not real important to me.
Ownership has elements of exclusion. I would like to be more inclusive,
especially with the consumer - people that are eating the the things I
raise. There are people that place the spiritual values ahead of
the personal values and I think that's where I fit. I think that
is the long-term answer for sustainability. If we place ourselves,
number two, I think that's were we belong. That fits our stewardship