My name is Andrew French. I am a happy hog farmer, a perennial permaculture designer, a writer of prose and poetry, an intermittent builder, a hotheaded chef and baker, a budding mechanic, a manic organic gardener, a tenacious yogi, a half-deaf musician and singer, and most of all I am just a human being that likes to walk around and enjoy being in nature, with my dog Belle and a friend or two.
We think of Kung Fu as martial arts, but the real meaning is a skill achieved through hard work and practice. Kung means “work”, “achievement”, or “merit”. Fu means man. So essentially the title of this blog is referring to my efforts to work hard and learn the skills it takes to be a farmer. I am also trying to make fun of myself a little bit, because I do tend to take things too seriously.