On Mountain Lane Farm in rural Eastman/Wauzeka, Tom and Sharon Martin are raising the next generation of Crawford County growers. Their boys, Gabe, 13, Zach, 11, Nate, 11, Jacob, 9, and Joshua, 4, are learning the tricks of the trade, so to speak.
The boys have an inherited sense of producing organically, which they gleaned from their parents. With their dad’s help, the boys planted over two acres of non-GMO, organic corn, some of which is an heirloom variety. When asked what they thought was special about their farm, Nate and Zach replied, “We don’t use chemicals.”
The boys help with fences, hay, moving beef cows (there are currently 120 of them), and planting and picking crops. The boys want to raise chickens and sheep one day as well.
When asked if they all get along well, the twins smirked and replied, “sometimes.”