We decided to shoot our interviews with Ashley Mayne and Chris Regan at Sky Farm in the dead of winter, a time when farmers tend to be more contemplative, and definitely more relaxed. They have had time to review last year’s growing season as well as plan for spring planting, and with a blanket of snow on the ground, and mostly free hands, it’s the best time to get inside a farmer’s head.
We arrived on a brutally cold March day, the snow glistening under a sunny, cloudless sky. After we made them trudge around the farm in the slippery snow with their dog Louka several times, we went inside to warm up and to talk with them about their collective life at Sky Farm.
As Chris made lunch for the four of us, we set up for their interviews. After a delicious meal we heard Ashley and Chris talk about growing, their inspirations and aspirations, and why they do what they do.
These are two very smart people.