[Market-farming] Market-farming Digest, Vol 51, Issue 23

Jan Leitschuh janl2 at mindspring.com
Fri Apr 27 17:44:42 EDT 2007

Just an idea, but with your years of experience and hard-won wisdom, why not offer some sort of a a "farming mentorship" lease?
Kind of like an "incubator farm?"
Along with a lease on the land and access to your client base, you could bring along some young person.
That way you could steer the continued care of your land, generate a little income, and see the land bloom again, all while stewarding the next generation.
I don't know if this applies to your situation or if you even care to do this, but the thought occurred and I just wanted to pass it along.
The best to you.

Shelly <shelly at idlethyme.com> wrote:
  It is with great sadness that I write to withdraw my name from this 
list for a time. Through the last five years this group has been a 
source of unequaled support and a wealth of information. Due to a car 
accident last July, I will be unable to farm this year. I sustained 
damage to two cervical vertebrae in my neck and so far they have not 
found anything that works to improve the pain. For at least this 
year, the greenhouse and high tunnel will sit empty and the fields 
will be planted to cover crops. It is heartbreaking to watch 
something that I have worked so hard for not grow and thrive this 
season. There have been many successes over the last few years and 
the fruits of that labor will continue to produce. The concept of CSA 
is no longer foreign in Wyoming, The Wyoming Fresh Market, Cheyenne's 
growers only farmers market is entering its 3rd season and expecting 
its best year ever, and Wyoming finally has a Farmers Marketing 
Association and I was proud to serve as the founding president of 
that board. The associations and friendships that I have made through 
this list will never die. For I time I will devote my energy to 
school and my children and hope that it will not be too long before I 
am starting seeds, planting, and harvesting again soon. A thousand 
thanks to all of you and many blessings in your worthy endeavors.

Shelly Montgomery (was Elliott)
Idle Thyme Farm
Carpenter, WY

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