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

  • Entry 12 – “Partnership and Rescue” by Reshama Damle I saved a baby…tortoise, today. And he actually isn’t even a baby as he’s about 100 years old and one of the few family pets of my next door neighbor. I heard it’s nails scraping the cement and saw a weird ganging up of reptilian flesh out of the corner of my eye as I passed ...
  • Anxiety and the Perfect Plum — Kimberly Kirner — Entry 7 red, purple, and yellow plumsNational and international events this year have been increasingly stressful.  Unlike many people, I can’t unplug and ignore them.  My job as a social scientist and educator means that I have to stay engaged, even when I find the world anxiety-producing. The farm has been my anti-anxiety medication.  I often arrive at the farm with muscle ...
  • 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. ...
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