There is often a mind-clearing therapeutic benefit to working on the land.
So, when Justin Broadwater retired from military service, he decided to start a homestead farm with an indoor equine riding area, along with Broadwater Bee Brigade, in Buffalo Mills, Bedford County.
“I wanted to do that for the mental health process,” Broadwater, a Meyersdale native, said. “Everything’s a rat race in the Army. You’re running 100 miles an hour. and then you retire, and you sit on your butt.
“Well, I didn’t want that. So I thought, ‘You know what? If I had my own little homestead farm, I could definitely stay busy with it.’ and then the bee business itself, I got into bees for also the mental therapy. and it’s just a good process where I think we’re…