Bill works on the irrigation system on his farm. He says that when he decides to grow something he figures out how to grow it so the ecosystem will benefit and will yield healthy produce. Bill works 12 hour days taking care of his land but supplements his income by teaching about sustainable agriculture.
Bill, Monica take a break from work to have lunch on their porch with baby Gabriel.
Bill holds a dead bird he found in the garden.
Monica hangs the family's laundry on a the fence that surrounds one of the gardens.
Monica takes Gabe for a walk to the pond. Before having Gabe, Monica helped Bill on the farm but now she spends most of her time nesting.
Bill takes a break to drink water."I try not to think about me so much but to think about systems holistically. Ask not what your world can do for you but what you can do for your world -- that's where I'm trying to come from."
Monica holds Gabriel as she prepares dinner in the kitchen.
Bill says that most farming the U.S. is subsidized by the government and if you're trying to farm without the subsidies, you cannot make money. He thinks that everyone in this world is born having to contribute something specific to society and his mission is to continue to promote sustainable farming even if it doesn't pay well.
"If we follow our heart's path it's going to be rough for a while, but if we're doing what brings us joy - in time, it will take care of us. You just have to get through that tough time."
Bill, Monica and Gabe share a moment on the porch of the house Bill built in Monroe County, WV.