The stroke of inspiration hit me a few weeks ago when my Godmother posted a picture of Van Gogh's painting "First Steps, after Millet" on my facebook page. When I saw it, I realized what the farm would be called. I found the original painting by Millet himself (which Van Gogh copied for his work), and named our farm:
First Steps Farm
From the "About" page on the website:
It all started with seeing a copy of Jean-Francois Millet's famous painting, "The First Steps." The picture (see above) depicts a gardener stopping his work to hold out his arms for his young daughter. The gardener's wife is supporting the child as she leans forward to show her dad that she can take a step by herself. The careful support of the mother, combined with the enthusiastic gesture of the father reveal to the viewer this is a new, exciting accomplishment in the child's life.
So, why did we choose this as our signature photo? Partially because it has a garden in it, and our farm is basically a really big garden. But wait, there's more...
The picture has many subtle implications, which are relevant to us and our mission.