THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM preview screamed likability as shows a true young, vibrant California couple (John & Molly) leave their traditional world to start an old School, self sustaining 200 acre farm nearly from scratch.
Well not exactly from scratch but dormant for many years with nearly every aspect from soil vitality to water source scarceness to endless environmental & nature hurdles highlight 24/7 life on this farm 1 hour north of Los Angeles
The documentary of the Apricot Lane Farm zips along in less than 2 hours highlighting hndless highlights and huge hiccups over a 7 year time line. Amazing video from day 1,
We follow the initially idealistic and quite novice farmers thru endless trials and tribulations till the farm has the right balance of environment, nature, animals, bugs, insects, healthy soil, cover growth and so much more along with a huge diverse mixture Of plants, vegetables, fruits and animals. (Takes a # of years)
Fascinating is the role that farming guru Alan York who has this savant like insight to the bio-dynamics of nature, the earth, the environment and all. His ideas, vision, insight and near spiritual oneness with true self sustaining nature comes off at 1st as a near wack job. John and Molly clearly are engaged and comprehend his seemingly Long shot ideas like building a giant worm structure/home. He understands he needs to rebuild the nutrient depleted soil/dirt at this farm to grow anything and form the core of this type of farming.
This is a really hard movie to capture due to the PG (death of animals) ebb & flow of nature/life & the environment. The highlights are spectacularly simple and create huge smiles on the audiences that quickly disappear with the infestation of a certain animal or snail, or plant or or or. Fascinating to watch them, their farming staff, specialists and Supporters address every problem with old fashion “thinking/problem solving”
A spectacular capturing of a true lifes' dream played out on a long, meandering, slow And steady path forward. Really worth the watch (Age 8 & up)