|Posted by [email protected] on August 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM|
Today was my final day at the farm. I watered the animals and picked a few tomatoes before heading to the house to process tulsi, lima beans, and fresh millk. Given mozzerella made within the hour, soap, a loaf of zuchini bread, and a round of hugs, I left Hard Earth Farm with the hope of someday returning. My farm shoes are boarding at the Avrett house for that very day.
I've been thinking of the things that I've learned while at the farm, and I'm finding that there's no way that I can list all of them--how to rid tomatoes of aphids, the signs of cutworms, that goats need high grazing after a rain, how close I can approach the sheep without sending them running, etc.
It's been an incredible experience. There've been trying times and many obstacles, but every day, we made it through. I'm so very grateful to have had this opportunity.