It's a balance.
When we lived on our farm, it was a place for gathering. At first, just our family then as our business of South Pond Farms grew it was a place of gathering with intention. We offered gatherings for weddings, smaller celebrations like birthdays, corporate milestones, farm to table dinners, workshops, picnics, any reason for getting together to celebrate something special. People came to the farm to meet their friends, meet new friends, and meeting friends outside on the land and inside the barn was a bit of a novelty. I noticed that once guests arrived and made their way to sit at the harvest tables in the barn, that being inside that old, restored space with huge beams and the occasional swallow swooping about, equalized people socially, economically, and spiritually. It made them feel at ease.
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