A Dream Pursued and Realized

“Well, when you put your dreams out there, it’s funny how everything starts falling into place,” I said.  “Have you ever noticed that?” I asked her. From the other side of the lettuce bed, she looked at me and said, “No, actually.  This job is the first time I’ve ever pursued a dream.” “Oh!” I…

We made the paper:)

There were a photographer and reporter visiting Sisters Hill Farm the same week I was there.  Here’s the article as it appears this week in the Catholic New York.  And yes, that’s me in the picture.

Geometry and Lettuce

“Don’t you teach math?” Ashley asked.  “Yes – but that’s just book smarts.  Completely useless in real life,” I said, frustrated at how difficult I was finding it to plant lettuce in a straight line.  “It’s Geometry – they do lines in Geometry,” Ashley offered.  “Yeah, but my students don’t even have to draw straight…

Dirt

When’s the last time you got dirty?  I mean dirty as in real honest-to-goodness DIRT.  Covered in it.  Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I was this dirty.  I’d forgotten how much fun it is.  The cause of all this talk of dirt?  Because I was digging red potatoes.  Farmer Dave explained that the…

Farm Prep

So tomorrow I’m off to the Sisters Hill Farm to volunteer for a week.  I knew this was a little out of my element when I applied, which is one of the things that attracted me to it.  But I was reminded how far out of my element I am when I got an e-mail…

The Next Adventure

I have the good fortune of being blessed with a mother who listens to my ever changing ideas and when she sees something that might be of interest to me, she sends it my way.  So thanks to Mom, I’ll be spending a week living and working on an organic farm run by the Sisters…