Today was my first day on the farm. We harvested, sorted, weeded, and set up the drip lines for watering the produce. It was a nice day and I do think I got a feel for some of the essential tasks we’ll be doing and the way things are organized here. It was great.
Tomorrow, I start working at 6:30 with Eric. He’s letting me observe and possibly help with moving the herds of cattle. I won’t be allowed to get really into it until I’ve read the book he gave me about good “stockmanship” (“Moving ‘Em: A Guide to Low Stress Animal Handling” – and that’s low stress for the cow, not the human). But I’m excited to get started!