“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Signs of Life

This is Maggie, a neat colored Australian Shepard with her boss, Jen.

Today was a busy day. I got dropped off in Natrona Heights at Blackberry Meadow Farm for a PASA small ruminant farmer potluck lunch and tour. Lunch conversation was on goats, vets, kids dying from the cold weather, the PASA conference activities, cool farming tools, and farmers markets.
...lettuce, spinach and radishes.

Then we got the tour by Jen who just took over this organic farm last year. They have hens, a couple goats, and hoop houses with varying levels of growth. Its always neat to see how others do things.

Jock came back to pick me up, and got to tour the barn where they distribute the CSA foods. He also got to run around with Maggie and embarrass us with his bad behavior.

Jen, by the door, telling us about what seeds they plan to start in the germination box they are building.
All these ideas!
Its great to meet all these people who are ready to share their stories and experiences. Like getting stuck in the mud up to your crotch for an hour and a half, almost freezing, loosing your boot, getting it back, and still feeding the two bales of hay to the cows you came out for in the first place.

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