They put me to work right away harvesting garlic! I thought I would be a little intimidated not knowing my way around a farm but the lady who owns the farm was so nice and she just showed me a couple times how to pull up the garlic and then left me to do it on my own and let me know I could go get her whenever I needed her.
It was so incredibly peaceful being out on a beautiful farm all by myself. I set my smart phone to play some music in the background and I got to work. It smelled lovely but let me tell you it was hard work! There was lots of grass and weeds so it was difficult at first trying to "weed through" everything to find the garlic but once I got the hang of it the garlic couldn't escape me! I wore my hiking boots and jeans and then just a regular t-shirt. I was up to my ankles in mud and up to my knees in grass and weeds and since we recently had a yucky experience with ticks and someone had just informed me about chiggers I was very happy with what I wore! Before leaving for the morning I lathered myself in olive oil mixed with about 15 drops of lavender essential oil... so I think the combination of that along with my choice of clothing resulted in absolutely NO bug bites whatsoever!
The lady who owns the farm, we'll call her "D"... pulled up in her truck about an hour later with some water for me and some fresh corn that they had just picked! She pulled back the husks for me and said have some of this for a little boost of energy... and oh my goodness it was the most delicious corn I've EVER tasted!! Plus it wasn't even sweet corn! She got back in her truck and drove away back towards her homestead. I thought it was the sweetest, nicest thing ever that she did that for me.
It's supposed to be a hot one tomorrow (as it is in most of the country I think) so my wonderful husband got a Camelback (a backpack that holds water) ready for me! He got it all washed and set up for me so I won't have a lack of water tomorrow. I washed up all my clothes and got them ready for tomorrow and I think for breakfast I'll have some yogurt and granola and make a smoothie to go.
This was truly like a dream come true for us... Even though my husband wasn't there he was so excited for me and loved hearing about everything I did. I know I only spent one day on the farm so far but it reconfirmed my feelings of wanting a farm one day. Ours of course won't be to the scale this one is... but a mini farm is definitely in our future.
I think tomorrow I'll be helping out with some of D's specialty garlic and I can't wait to learn all I can from my new farmer friend! Here are some pictures from my morning at the farm!
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