As you've probably witnessed over the past months I could talk about farming all day. But, as it turns out there are other things that I am interested in too, and today I found out that I am being given the chance to learn about one of those things and gain some carpentry skills working full time with the construction crew framing the new farm stand! It's a little sad because it means I'm going to have to take a hiatus from farming for 5-6 months, but I'll still be on the property and I will definitely help out in the fields when I can. Everyone has given me their blessing or I wouldn't have accepted, and plus, when I'm done I'll be able to bring all my new knowledge back into the Co-op and use it wherever and whenever I can. Just the fact that Narendra and Josh are allowing me to take this opportunity seeing it will benefit me as well the Co-op, and that they are trying to keep the work in-house makes me think that they really know what a Co-op should be about: supporting each other and the community. I am so thankful that I work in such a great place! I'm not sure what will happen to my weekly farm blog post, but you'll be updated with the latest breaking blog news as it comes.
With that, I think I'll close with a quote from the awesome Mr. Michael Ableman:
"I believe that to deal with the great unraveling taking place around us, we’ve got to come back home, immerse ourselves in that which goes on in our neighborhoods and communities, in our own backyards or on the land we farm. We can feel paralyzed by the broader world scene, but we have enormous power in and around the places where we live."
What a guy. Til next time,