Farmers in Training Journal

<p style=”padding:10px;”>Journal entries below are from Interns in our Farmer Training Program. These entries are mean to provide insight into the world of farming from the view of newcomers, and serve as an educational resource for our community. We hope you enjoy these journal entries as much as our interns enjoy their time on the farm! </p>

Latest Posts

  • As I Sit Under the Elm Tree – Will Floyd – Entry 13 I am but a part of the whole, a single piece of the grand, living organism we call nature. I flow with the dance of life, carried by ancient and eternal energies, extending infinitely into the past and future. Who am I but an observer of this great spectacle, a dancer in this cosmic dance?   I am infused with the responsibilities of ...
  • Bees Are Trippy – Will Floyd – Entry 12 This week Katie taught us interns about the magical world of honey bees. And I have only one thing to say – bees are trippy! This is not the first time I have learned about these fantastic little insects, but this time I was able to see them with a new perspective. Not only do ...
  • Entry 11 – “A Good Egg” by Reshama Damle The chickens are heat stressed. They are producing premature eggs, not eating the feed as much, and “Roosty” is driving us all crazy, but that part could be a normal thing. I’m loving this whole experience of the chickens, even if Roosty is attacking me. It’s so real! It’s painful and fearsome at times, but it’s real. ...
  • Entry 10 – “Flood Irrigation: A Love Story” by Reshama Damle Dating apps make the process of finding love efficient. In our efficient obsessed world, I understand that this would be appealing, but on a farm, efficiency can be a four letter word. For example, when we talk about irrigation. By its very nature, emitting a little water to 40 spots in a bed ensures that all the seedlings will be given ...
  • I Think I Smell Rooster Pot Pie What should be done with a Rooster who is repeatedly attacking its human care taker? Beyond being an early morning alarm clock, a Rooster does have other functions, one of which is to protect it’s flock from would be daytime predators like hawks, rodents, cats, dogs or whatever else.  You see, chicken nor roosters can see ...
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