Living on a garlic farm has taught me how to cherish organic food. It has taught me how to enjoy the great outdoors and savor my solitude.

Living on a Garlic Farm
Living on a garlic farm is a wonderful experience.

1. Living on a garlic farm means that I always have access to organic food

These days, organic food can be difficult to find. A lot of it is genetically modified. Many farmers use pesticides in their crops.

I always have access to organic garlic. It tastes delicious; I know where it comes from, and it’s always fresh!

2. I am living on a five-acre garlic farm on the Pecos River

I live on a five-acre parcel of land right on the Pecos River, which winds through the valley. It’s a lovely respite during the sweltering summer months.

3. My neighborhood has a great bartering system, since I live on a garlic farm

Many of my neighbors grow corn and green chili. Some people sell eggs and dairy. All of it is totally organic.

People will often be willing to trade green chili, eggs, and goat cheese for home-grown garlic.

4. Living on a garlic farm gives me a lot of time to think

This is both a benefit and a burden. I live very remotely.

Sometimes, this is a much-needed respite from the rest of society. Other times, I wish I was in the thick of things. It depends on the day.

5. Living on a garlic farm keeps the vampires away

I’m kidding, kind of. Garlic is a great cure for the common cold, though. It’s a wonderful remedy to have around.


Living on a garlic farm has taught me the importance of eating organic food. It has taught me to be patient, to enjoy the simple things in life, and to cherish my solitude. It has also taught me how to enjoy the great outdoors.