Images From The Film
Information about the setting along with selected quotes from the works of Aldo Leopold
The Old Barn
The oldest structural components in this barn pre-date the civil war. Its aged oak rafters are home to dozens of swallows, who do a satisfying job of controlling insect populations over the whole farm.
"How would you like to have a thousand cliff swallows keeping house in the eaves of your barn, gobbling up insects over your farm at the rate of 100,000 per day?"
Room Enough to Roam
Our dogs can exercise and explore on the farm, and they play their own role in its activity. More than that, a farm dog has a sense of place. She understands things that the valley shares with her alone.
"Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf."
Some of the farm's equipment has been around for generations. The same tractor plows the same garden year after year, and our heritage is preserved in the knowledge of the machine's inner workings which have enabled its passage from parent to child.
"Our job is to sharpen our tools and make them cut the right way. the sole measure of our success is the effect which they have on the forest."