Wow! I kind of lost track of the blog there in July — too much going on. But life is good. The past month has been just an explosion of things growing. All the stuff we’ve planted over the last few months is now ready for harvest… so we’ve been harvesting, harvesting harvesting all the livelong day. Additionally, there has been: a fantastic visit with my parents who flew here from Michigan, getting to go horseback riding with a friend of Betsey’s on her lovely saddlebred horses, occasional bike trips to Seattle, eating venison over a bonfire with friends at Betsey’s house, hosting Seattle friends visiting the farm, learning chicken butchery and still being able to eat chicken, hacking at grapevines with a machete, getting to know the regulars at the farmers market, working 7am to 7pm, not getting enough sleep, getting sick with tonsilitis, harvesting potatoes, harvesting tomatoes, harvesting blueberries. Harvesting zucchini and cucumbers from my own garden now. Etc. Etc. Etc.
It’s been the kind of busy where I go to write in my journal at night and I can’t remember what all I did during the morning. The kind where I’m trying to recall when it was that something happened and realize it was just yesterday. Really? Yesterday? It seems like a week ago! But I love it… I love working the farmers market and interacting with customers and talking about the produce. I love showing off the farm to visitors. I love hanging out with my farmer bosses as friends during a moment of downtime. And best of all, I’m starting to noodle on some ideas of what’s going to happen to me in a few months when I’m done with the apprenticeship here. Stay tuned!
That’s all for now —