Tales from a Sustainable Micro Farm, A Diary of 18th Century Farming in the 21st Century

Farmer Richard Kouyoumjian

Farmer Richard Kouyoumjian

Bare hands laden with earth
Sweat covered brows anticipate the birth
With varieties calling me back to culture
I beat my swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks
And commit thee to a fertile sepulcher
Why the aches? Why the pains?
To merely come again?
No, it is something beyond words and time, prudence and convention
Of wisdom of rite of motherly affection
It is the itch, the husbandry of ancients
To be at one at peace and turmoil, a sentient
From sow to reap and far from cheap
These offerings which nourish thought by Native Americans as medicine
Flourish in the full sun and to market are destine
To share, to commune to defend the right
Of each true-seed, each epicurean’s delight
I honor those of the original green revolution
Of each passing century who stopped, looked and offered solution
Columella, Tusser, Dickson whose shoulders Jefferson stood
King, Steinner and Howard who conferred dung is good
These are my agricultural heroes who’s roots run deep like Darwin’s study of gavitism
The garden as a religious source of inspiration and catechism
The essence of self, true and wholly attainable
To love, honor and cherish is the definition of sustainable


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Eggs Available

This is a flyer for the exquisite colored eggs our chickens produce. We presently have eight varieties of chickens with their distinct egg shell coloring. I will be selling these fine eggs at Flat Rock farmers market, Downtown Flat Rock, NC Thurs 3-6pm as well as taking weekly subscriptions (CSA). Due to the high quality of feed and forges our hens get chefs love our eggs.  Check out Soby’s Blog and see Richard’s Hen’s eggs in Soby’s farm blog header. Also, Scratchmeals in Greenville, SC on Augusta Rd carries them.


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NC Tail Gate Market starting Soon

Flat Rock Tail Gate Market begins its 2012 season April 22 until the end of Oct .
Location: Down Town Flat Rock, NC, 3-6pm Thursdays.

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Good Things Grow Here

Now taking subscribers for my 2011 growing season CSA.

Fresh local Produce from the Blue Ridge Mountains!

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