The Masumotos have been farming together for generations, and have had a long history of sharing a ranch in the Maricopa County town of Maricote.
Over the years, they have become a family business, and it is a family affair.
When you drive past the family farm and look at the beautiful red-brick walls and the huge, white sign, you can’t help but think about all the families who have worked on the land, including the farm’s current owners.
But Masumotes owner and grandfather, Mike, says it’s not a family enterprise.
He was born and raised in Arizona, and says that as a child he was obsessed with the wildflowers on the farm.
“It was a passion that I had to live and breathe, and I’ve always been a huge fan of nature,” he said.
“We’ve always had wildflower plants in the yard, and the ones that are wild we love to plant.”
The family farm at Maricotan in Arizona.
(Courtesy Masumotas) In a time when people in the United States were dying of lung cancer and many others were struggling with opioid addiction, Mike and his family were working on a farm in the remote western corner of Arizona.
“I was a kid growing up, and so it’s an incredible honor and privilege to have the farm I grew up on and the land we grew up in, to be a part of history,” Mike said.
Masumote was born when Mike’s father, John Masumota, started working on the family’s family farm.
His father worked on a ranch as a ranchman for more than a decade.
“My father was one of the first ranchers in the area,” Mike Masumoti said.
John Masumaota worked on Maricots farm.
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) When John Masumias died in 2007, his wife, Patricia, took over the family business.
The couple built the family ranch, which is now named after their father.
“John Masumo was the backbone of the family,” Mike added.
“He always cared about the farm and the people he grew up with.
It was very hard for him to leave the farm.”
As time passed, John and Patricia Masumotte worked on their farm and in other family businesses, including a home and grocery store.
John was also a homemaker, and his wife worked at home, cooking, cleaning and caring for their two children, both born in their 30s.
Mike said the couple started Masumots business, Masumotion, to give back to the community.
They also began working on their own farm, where the family has been growing vegetables and raising chickens and other chickens for years.
“There’s no other family farm that does what Masumós does,” Mike continued.
“They raise chickens, and we raise vegetables and raise cattle.
They have grown their farm to become one of Arizona’s largest family farms.
They’ve made it possible for us to have all these wonderful things in our backyard, to have our farm in Maricota, and to share it with the rest of the country.”
When the Masumotic family sold the farm, the family bought the ranch and land, and then started farming together.
“Every time I came back from the ranch, I wanted to say, ‘Oh my goodness, how are we doing?'”
Mike said of the farm at the end of the road.
“Our family was like a family, and this is the best way we can get to know each other.”
Mike said he is so proud of the work he has done with his family.
“When I was a little kid, I remember my father would go on his back porch to play the drums on the porch,” Mike recalled.
We grew up together, and my father worked all his life. “
That was the best part of the ranch.
We grew up together, and my father worked all his life.
When he was working on his ranch, he’d come home at night and watch us raise chickens.
He’s been around for over 50 years.”
It’s not only the past that makes the family proud, but the past and present of the Masums farm have been intertwined.
“A lot of things have been lost in the past,” Mike explained.
“This farm is my way of saying thank you for everything that has happened.
It’s been a privilege for me to be able to do that, and also to share that with people.”
As he reminisced about the past, Mike said, “I don’t know if I can do it without the people I’ve met here, the people who have been here all these years.
I would have never been able to grow up and be a farmer without the love and the care and the hard work that these people put into this farm and my