After much adieu we now have an official farm name and a logo!! I based this logo off of an image of a farmer in Burma and did my best to bring back my little used drawing skills. Let us know if you like it! All of the refugee farmers in our program farmed primarily with water buffalo in Burma as pictured above. Mechanized farming equipment hasn’t reached much of Burma and from the stories they tell me, I imagine farming in Burma to be somewhat like what farming was like in the United States up until the beginning of the 20th century when tractors began to replace animal power on farms. My Dad has told me stories about his grandparents who used animals to farm. Particularly I remember him telling me about the sorghum pressing they would do in the Autumn to produce sorghum molasses. The process was dependent on a mule walking in circles to turn the mill that would press the juice out of the cane. There are small farms across the U.S. that are re-embracing the labor role animals can have on a farm. Perhaps we should import a team of water buffalo to our Transplanting Traditions Community Farm and have our Karen farmers teach us a thing or two–I suppose a pair of oxen might do the trick as well!