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Backyard farmers

by necessity

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Self-sufficient & debt-free

"People can really take care of themselves if they're willing to do the work." ~ Myrna Fincher

When Myrna and Earl Fincher married in 1958 they started farming their yard "out of necessity."

Today, the Finchers make a living selling their organic produce to restaurants and at the local farmers' market twice a week for much of the year.

They had no experience as farmers, but learned by trial and error. In a 2008 interview, then 71-year-old Earl said "Life is a constant time of learning if we have an open and inquisitive mind.