on the road

on the road

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Movie Night at the Farm

Last night, we hosted our first "Movie Night at the Farm" - we watched the documentary "Sweetgrass."  For more information, go to: http://sweetgrassthemovie.com/.  The movie is about a family sheep operation that trails sheep through the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area in Montana.  We watched it with friends, our interns, and interns from other farms.

The movie itself was wonderful.  It was filmed without narration, and it took us from lambing through shearing to the actual trailing of the sheep.  While it was a much larger flock than ours, my familiarity with the work, the frustrations and the satisfactions made the film especially enjoyable for me.  The movie was made more enjoyable because we watched it as a community - a group of people with common interests.  I hope we'll do more of it!

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