“Changing Works” is a colloquial term for a type of cooperative farming used mostly in the days when horses, and not tractors, dominated farming as discussed in this book. I define it as “neighbors helping neighbors, for no other reason than being neighborly.” Being completely self-sufficient and an island does not build community or encourage fellowship. Although we strongly believe in community, one should not take advantage of a neighbor’s kindness, and ultimately must be responsible for their farm.
We have some awesome neighbors around us that have been so helpful as we have been endeavoring to start our farm, and we enjoy to returning the favors!
While our hay crop this year was ruined, our neighbor was starting to put up hay on their own. They had all the equipment needed except a rake. We have a rake! We were so happy to help out!