The Face of Farming
Kathleen Buckalew spent parts of the past six years canvassing the state interviewing and photographing local farmers. Some of these folks still make their living off the land while others have passed on. But one fact is evident as we enjoy these portraits: The disappearing faces of Delaware farming will always be with us thanks to Buckalew’s dedication and talent.
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Georgetown, organic chickens and eggs
Carolyn, along with her two sisters and her husband, George, owns 40 acres near Georgetown. “We’re brought here (onto this earth) with an inner voice. But we are taught to ignore it, and it is difficult to hear it because of all the noise of our society. But here, where it’s quiet, I have much more opportunity to hear it and to allow instinct to penetrate.”
“The way I look at it, we need the farmers. There’s a lot of hungry people out here. We raise the corn and the soybeans. Without that, you can’t feed chickens. Without chickens, you can’t feed people. What farmers do for the people of the world, we really keep everything going. We don’t get paid much, so you gotta love it. I keep going by praying to God, and I give all the glory to Him.”
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