Everything had a meaning and everything had a purpose
And that’s
what is getting lost now

 


Without enough animals, meaning and purpose is just gone

 

 

 


Documentary
Directed, Photographed, and Produced by Tony Stone


Peter and the farm
Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 acres in Vermont. The land’s 38 harvests have seen the arrivals and departures of three wives and four children, leaving Peter with only animals and memories. The arrival of a film crew causes him to confront his history and his legacy, passing along hard-won agricultural wisdom even as he doubts the meaning of the work he is fated to perform until death. Haunted by alcoholism and regret, Peter veers between elation and despair, often suggesting to the filmmakers his own suicide as a narrative device. He is a tragedian on a stage it has taken him most of his life to build, and which now threatens to collapse from under him. At once a postcard from paradise and a cautionary tale for our times, Peter and the Farm sifts through the potential energy of a human life, that which is used and that which is squandered.


You got ideas up here of what ought to be.
Nay, it has its own ideas of what ought to be.
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Peter and the farm

 

 

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