Becca and Jessie have both finished their internships here at the farm, and I (Lauren) am the only intern remaining. It's crazy to me that the summer has gone by as fast as it has. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was meeting Becca and Jessie for the first time. As I worked in the fields side by side with them, I not only learned more about farming, but I also gained two new, wonderful friends. It's strange to work without their sarcastic, witty comments coming at me every couple of minutes. Here's to you Becca and Jessie! Hopefully we'll meet again soon and work in another field together too!
Well, today is my (Becca's) last day! I will be heading back to school but I wanted to take the time to show my appreciation for what I have been given this summer. It has been amazing and has gone so quickly yet I have learned so many important things that have been passed down throughout the generations and finally down to me. Guy and Sandy have dedicated the time to show Lauren and I a new (new to us) way of life that has surely changed how I see the world. They have been such caring, honest, inspiring people who put their hearts out there in the field.
Nellie asked me what the most important thing I have learned this summer is... I told her that I never realized how simple of a concept it is to put a seed into the ground and grow something beautiful and nutritious. That is not to say that farming is easy or for everybody, but rather how magnificent nature is and how uncomplicated the process can be. There are still people out there who care about their crop and refuse GMOs, pesticides, and herbicides, because they care about the community and about the Earth.
This very fact has been so uplifting to be a part of and I have developed even further, a deep appreciation for where my food comes from. I know this will not be my last experience with farming and I hope to some day pass on the knowledge and care to another generation as Guy and Sandy have done.
Thank you for the opportunity and the patience. It has been a truly wonderful experience!
Since our last post, we have been super busy harvesting. Towards the end of spring and beginning of summer, we were doing odd jobs on the farm like maintenance, cleaning, and weeding. Now it seems as though there is so much food growing everywhere that we have to spend half of the day or more just harvesting! A typical morning for us is spent cutting lettuce, arugula, chard, kale, picking beans, radishes, and now even new potatoes and tomatoes!
It has been an amazing experience watching all of our hard work pay off. Though the season has been slow getting started from the beginning, it is hard to believe that so much of the summer has already gone bye! Not to mention this week has been killer hot!
We still have much we are looking forward to including the turkey's, our tomato boom, peppers, and corn. I hope you enjoy some of the following photographs from the farm and check back next week for more :)
Thanks again for stopping buy and don't forget to check out our farm stand right at the entrance to the farm! We have been stocking it with lovely goodies so come on over and support your local farmers!