Early August Pasture Restoration Update

This year we are working hard to revitalize our existing pastures and to restore some old and unused pastures.  This means we’ve planted 250 baby trees around the entire property in small groves of 3 to 5, we’ve found the old fence line, cleared it, and have successfully re-fenced over half of it in one block, and we’ve been grazing less frequently & refraining from mowing in our existing pastures.

So, how is that working out for us so far?
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One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

There are many things I love about this video and I wanted to point out just a few of them.

Community:
I love that Mr Will Harris has a heart for his community, for the people who live nearby his property.  I love that he saw a need, he had a need, and he found a solution that benefited his community as much as it has benefited his business.  I really appreciate that his focus is his own people, his local community.  “I don’t know that I’m supposed to feed the world.  I’m supposed to feed my community.”

Respect:
I love that he communicates a respect for his fellow farmers and ranchers who do not work from the same perspective that he does.  He’s right, nobody is intentionally doing anything to cause harm!  Unintended consequences are just that – unintended.  I appreciate the honor with which he speaks of his father and his grandfather.
But I also really appreciate that his employees are observed in a respectful manner and that they seem to work together respectfully.  “I get paid for what I was made for.”

Restoration:
I love that he is so focused on restoration of things that you can hear his passionate heart sharing about reviving the land, reviving his herds, and the reviving his community even at great personal risk.

** If you are put off by occasional rough or “earthy” language, note that you’ll hear it once or twice here.

Mr Will Harris is one of my heroes.  He is, indeed, the rock star of restoration agriculture.  May you appreciate meeting him via this video as much as I have.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

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