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>

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  • “Salad Team” Melissa Cordova-Entry 7 This week was more learning experiences for me. Caught my first chicken and was able to hold one. They are pretty sweet gals and it felt nice to hold and pet one. It feels really soothing taking care of the chickens; they require much more care then I ever knew. I like that I ...
  • Animal Team Melissa Cordova – Entry 6 Entry 7 This is the first week of transitioning to the animal team. It was a bit interesting getting into the swing of new tasks and making mistakes. It’s all about the learning process. Shout out to my green team (I know you aren’t fond of the temporary name) for holding it down and getting the ...
  • More and more chickens! (Maya) On Monday we switched stations. Field went to chickens. Chickens went to nursery. Nursery went to field. I was a little sad at first because I was learning and enjoying being on the field but I also was really excited to go to the chicken station. We also changed compost team and I am on ...
  • To weed or not to weed- Traci Weamer- Entry 6 What is a weed?   Back when I was a little girl, a weed was anything that my grandma didn’t want growing in her lawn- and I got $5/hr to remove them! These days, my definition of a weed is, well, shrinking.  What were formally, most certainly weeds, I have come to discover are in fact, quite edible. ...
  • Every Body – Laurette – Entry 7 This past week started out with my finding out that a trap I set last Friday caught a gopher over the weekend. That’s right… The trap caught a real, dead, kinda big, kinda gray haired, completely gross looking gopher. I didn’t get to see it in the flesh, but Chika was thoughtful enough to snap ...
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