I might miss the salty air I was raised in, but I could never trade this life. I left the coastal Washington greyness for the deep inland sunny Oklahoma. It’s all a tradeoff. It will be nine years in October. I can’t say I never had any regrets. I’ve had some pretty painful experiences, but I’ve stuck with it and learned my way through tough times. Choosing a life of farming in Oklahoma has its own unique set of challenges, but I manage to be excited about them. Some excitement admittedly has also meant crying out loud at times.
So… some exciting news; since I moved here in October of 2003, I have had a fun opportunity to teach cooking classes at OSU’s Seretean Wellness Center. It’s a fabulous place to work and I just love it. I teach healthy cooking classes a couple of times a month in a beautiful kitchen. I just love going there and it helps get me off the farm to do something fun. Every year they ask me to come back and even though the farm has me so busy sometimes I do it simply because I have fun….okay a little extra money coming in doesn’t hurt either. Well, my classes are going to be filmed and shown on OSUTV, I don’t know much about how to get access to this station but I’ll keep you posted. I’m kind of excited! I think I’ll clean up a little more this morning. Maybe a little mascara…..
Then...then…. This Land TV is coming out in the morning (6:30am) to film a day on the farm starting with our morning milking. How cool is that. I am seriously going to have to clean up. Laundry is in the washer. Gonna ware my new blue jeans and boots, make sure the goats all have their purdy collars on. So, kind of exciting.
In other news; I am having trouble with the tractor’s PTO so we have a doctor’s appointment at New Holland to check it out. Ugh. Of course this happens when I really need it. So, my little tiller is going to get a work out for the next few days. Still planting fall stuff and getting greenhouses ready.
I’ll be having a greenhouse raising party, if any of you live close by we could use some help at the end of the month.
Off to milk on cloud 9