10,000 hrs doing fieldwork and 40,000 hrs in the workshop preparing for the fieldwork. Very short attention span for anything that isn’t farming. Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fall Line Capital.
Builds things that don’t break. Writes the code, designs the electronics, engineers and fabricates the machines that makes the farm work better.
Has carried a dozen full sized hand tools in his overall pockets every day except Sundays for three quarters of a century. Lives in the house he was raised in. Raised not to waste things.
Spiritual core of the farm. Believes the most important professional skill in farming is direct observation. Unmoved by the newfound industry obsession with remoteness.