I read somewhere of a shepherd who, when asked why he made, from within fairy rings, ritual observances to the moon to protect his flocks, replied: “I’d be a damn’ fool if I didn’t!” These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I’d be a damn’ fool if they weren’t. –Dylan Thomas

This has always been one of my favorite commentaries from a writer about his work. This passage has stuck with me and often lifted me up.

I had wanted to use this passage as the dedication since we first purchased The Rev Soup Farm –as a commentary on my own work, because I haven’t thought of any way to say it better.

The devout environmental and sustainable approach we are taking with this farm and with our lives and all the choices we have made every day leading up to this point with all of our success and failures are done for the love of Man and in praise of God and I too would be a damn fool if they weren’t.