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!