"This kind of agriculture is farming from your heart and your hands. . . It means you have to be really sensitive to the moods of the land and your animals . . . alternative agriculture lets you be as individual as you are. John and I, we work real well together. We're really fortunate in that we came to the conclusion quite a few years ago that we didn't have men's work and women's work . . . we just had a lot of work and all of it needed to be done."
Cindy Dutcher, Goetzville, Michigan -Chippewa County from Voices of Michigan Farm Women, by Cynthia Vagnetti 2003.