It has been some kind of week. For starters, the farm has been trying to fight off double story condo’s that developers want to build in the empty lot nextdoor. This would be disastrous for the farm, because it would decrease and block out sunlight throughout the fields, leading to a drastic decrease in farmable space. On Wednesday night I joined the crew as we huddled together to present (1) why the farm is a great part of the Pomona community and (2) why the development is detrimental to the well-being of the farm. It was the first time I had ever been to something like that and found myself pretty fascinated by some of the protocol.
Personally, I am working through some big decisions in my life and this week(end) I made the decision to pursue a Masters of Science in Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. I was debating betweeen that and being an Ayurvedic Practioner. Both paths were compelling but at the end of the day I went with my heart and with what I think will be the best decision in the long run.
And lastly, this week on the farm we ‘rotated’. I have been on Nursery team and Field team (my personal favorite) and now I am on chicken duty. At first I felt a lot of apprehension, mostly because I was just getting my groove going in the fields, but also because I haven’t spent a lot of time with chickens and I don’t really understand them all that well. I am looking forward to spending more time with them, with feeding them and observing them, and I am excited to get back to the farm and the onry birds.