History of Farmer Bob
I was raised on a back road country farm …woodstoves and outdoor plumbing…and that it seems defined me since I have lived traditionally on the land most of my life.
Spent some time getting an education as a young man though and a while teaching school but got restless.
I went north into the bush off the Algoma Central Line and built log cabins on speculation …started with old tools, a clunker canoe and a bucksaw and axe. This went along all right and the robust life agreed with me…I learned how to walk a hard road down.
After four years I tired of sleeping beside a stump, was bushed, so I headed downtown, built and operated two wilderness themed clothing stores, which were wildly successful. I was cool, a media darling, an entrepreneur, was said to have a genius for thematics and marketing… makin’ way more money than I could spend on a Saturday night.
The last thirty years I have been homesteading here on Mockingbird Hill Farm. The Farm is a working horse drawn replication of a 1930’s farmstead.
Mockingbird Hill contributes substantially to local educational, recreational, cultural, and tourism values. The Farm reflects well on Sault Ste Marie…it has generated positive publicity locally, regionally and nationally.
Homesteading is the most satisfying thing I have done in a lifetime.
Gonna stay here right till the end…