A psychological disorder, usually of childhood, characterized by impairments in social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns centered around agricultural aspirations; particularly organic, natural, and sustainable farming pursuits.
Barnheart is that sudden overcast feeling that hits you while at work or in the middle of the grocery store checkout line. It’s unequivocally knowing you want to be a farmer — and for whatever personal circumstances — cannot be one just yet. So there you are, heartsick and confused in the passing lane, wondering why you cannot stop thinking about heritage livestock and electric fences.
It’s a dreamer’s disease: a mix of hope, determination, and grit.
(--Jenna Woginrich, 2010)