Can you imagine being utterly dependent upon every rain drop? For lifetime farmers like our good friends Jacky and Cindy Morrison of Morrison Organic Farm, every drop of water counts. Last summer, they moved from Cleburne, TX to their new 157-acre farm in Comanche, TX.
“Life on our new plot of land has been great,” says Cindy. “We’ve been spending the last year adding nutrients back into the soil, as some would say ‘healing the land.’ We’re finally at the point where we’re growing food on many acres of the farm…lots of it for Urban Acres produce shares!”
As of this week, The Morrisons are “crazy busy” planting and cultivating fields. Although they do have good irrigation systems set up, they were still desperate for rain for their okra crop, which is not on irrigation. Thankfully, they received 2.3 inches of rain a few weeks back! In addition to okra, they’re planting pie pumpkins, winter squash, and white cucumbers.
Jacky and Cindy are currently living in the upstairs quarters of their barn, but they haven’t had time to completely finish the buildings (too busy farming!). They still need to install their kitchen and are hoping to do so this winter.
Through our relationship to farmers like The Morrisons, we’re all connected to something that’s really old, really simple, and really important: the food we eat comes from real places and real people.
Urban Acres members and friends, thank you for using your dollars and voices to support local farmers like Jacky and Cindy who sacrifice so much to bring delicious organic food to our tables.