Chandler takes us deep into farming with horses, including how he uses them on the farm, and how he learned to work with his horses and how they learned to work with him. We also discuss the tools he uses, how they fit into Hayshaker Farm’s fertility plan, and how the farm is set up to work with the horses.
We also dig into marketing in Walla Walla, a relatively small market but one that is growing and changing as a wine industry develops in the valley, along with the accompanying tourist business and demographic changes. Chandler shares how they stand out at their farmers market, and how they’ve set up their market stand to maximize sales as they find their niche in this expanding marketplace.
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Quotes from the Show
[Working with horses] definitely teaching me how to be nuanced and to be patient, and how to communicate on different levels of complexity.
With money into the economy to spend on our produce also comes money that makes it more costly to live here.
The Waverly Midwest Horse Sale in Waverly, Iowa, features an amazing assortment of horse-drawn equipment and draft horses, plus a bunch of other cool stuff.