This is a documentary film that follows a married couple as they build a farm with a focus on organic elements. It’s basically a life type narrative that showcases the struggles and triumphs involved in farming. The message gets somewhat muddled however as this really just felt like, two people buy a farm. I’m not complaining, it was well edited and told an interesting tale.
It’s just, nothing too wild in terms of trying to get a message across. There are of course many ups and downs when it comes to attempting this type of traditional farming and that was interesting. You got to see the issues appear, get an idea of they dealt with them and then view many years go by. It would have perhaps been nicer to get more context into the individuals we watched work on this farm, but they do give you necessary information as to why they’ve chosen to tackle this setup.
John and Molly Chester are the leads here, with others being in the backdrop mostly. It’s a very unique look into the sustainable farming life, there’s certainly a lot going on.
You’ll learn a lot about the circle of life alongside trial and error as the two overcome various obstacles. There seemed to be a heavy focus towards understanding how one problem can be corrected using another element of their farm. It was a lovely farm, but this whole documentary seemed more focused on the process.
I would have been slightly more interested in the design elements of the fields, they did look great though. This was well shot, but even more so greatly edited. That helped a lot with making this easier to view. I thought the run time was a bit long for what this had, but it was a fine viewing that brought some educational value.
The Biggest Little Farm is a solid look at sustainable farming over a series of years and the various obstacles that come with it. There were definitely some hurdles present and it was neat to see them adapt to the issues. There’s a lot going on in nature, so there’s always something new to deal with. They had a massive selection of animals and food sources, but there was a clear focus on some of the core groups in this.
The Biggest Little Farm Review at Home with Streamed Viewing Screening Provided by Elevation Pictures