So I'm leaving tomorrow, but not until we get some more planting done (broccoli) and get the tarp on the roof of the equipment shed we built! Today was spent putting the roof sheathing down on top of the roof trusses, starting some cabbage seeds, and delivering produce to Verde and Marty's Market.
I seriously can't believe tomorrow morning is my last time on the farm for the summer. It feels like I just got here, but it's been 6 weeks!! Time really does fly when you're having fun...Despite the 90 hour work weeks, haha. Even though it's physically hard, it's so gratifying and worth it that it's actually fun. True story.
I'm going to miss Jeff and Diana. They've taught me so much about farming, cooking, life, and myself. They are some of the most caring and delightful people I've ever had the pleasure to spend time with. The kind of people who actually care about you, and you can tell by the way they speak to you. Getting the chance to be around them and share experiences with them has been a gracious gift. My cousin, Leah, has also been around a bit (when she's not working) and it's been a pleasure to spend the summer with her as well. She gave me a safe place to speak my mind and talk out some of my thoughts, which is more than I could have ever asked for. Jeff, Diana, and Leah alike have been really good about listening to me, and letting me share myself as I'm going through one of the toughest times in my life. Instead of sitting around all summer thinking about my woes and being all upset, I have been given the opportunity to work, live, learn, do, and be. All of that, PLUS I was surrounded by so much love and understanding. Great people. How lucky am I?
And as I'm leaving, so are the raspberries getting to rest! We picked only a few yesterday, and there aren't many left. Blackberries are beginning to turn and should be in soon! Few weeks. I'm so jealous that I won't be around to harvest most of the produce! All the melons, squashes, corn, peppers, tomatoes, etc etc. But at least I got the sweet stuff :)