Being from the Midwest, we often dream of someday going on an island vacation far away from the farm. Recently my wife and I visited Whidbey Island in Washington State. We were a long way from home, but not so far from our farming roots. We soon found the island to be inhabited by natives known as the Muzzalls. Ron, Shelly, Jennifer, Jessica, and Rashel Muzzal to be more exact; the owners of 3 Sisters Farm. The interesting thing about 3 Sisters is even though you couldn't get farther from the midwest and still be in the U.S., our farms are quite similar. Both farms raise cattle, hay, and chickens. Both farms have been in the same families for a century. The scenery is comparable except that I usually see deer and coyotes where Ron and family may see killer whales.
How do are farms differ, and what are the trials and tribulations of operating a farm on an island. Join us as we discuss food, farming, and life on Whidbey Island.