Well there are a lot of things going on right now. If you remember from a previous post, I was laid off from a job that was far from desirable. Well, the good thing about knowing a lot of people in the agriculture industry is that I was offered 2 jobs by Tuesday afternoon...I was laid off the previous Friday. I was pretty proud of myself. The company I accepted a job with, is really the ideal situation. Ever since getting involved in the dairy industry back in 2006, when I moved to this town to go to college here, I have absolutely fallen in love with this aspect of the the ag industry. Dairymen are some of the most amazing people Working 24/7 365 days a year is pretty admirable. The ONE good thing about my previous job is I was able to be a huge part of the beginnings of the National Dairy Producers Organization. Because of this, I had the privilege of getting to know all the brand new board members, which were dairymen from across the country. Not only did I get to talk to the board members, I got to get to know so many of the organization's members. Such amazing people.
Anywho, I will be selling a wide array of dairy products to dairies in my county and as far north as I want to go. Pretty amazing. It is a husband and wife team that own this company, and they are such wonderful people. I am really excited to be working with them. I
think know it's a great career choice.
We went to Chris's parent's place the other night, which has 20 acres that Chris farms, and
we Chris tested the sugar levels in the grapes. I didn't really do much besides follow behind him and ask questions...you know, the usual. :) When he was done picking various grapes, he started checking for other stuff and that is when I kind of tuned out. Not that he isn't overly entertaining, but I noticed a killer sunset happening and wanted to catch it. Again...only with my iPhone camera. I really should start carrying my good camera around more often. But the good thing about using my phone, I have an an app called Instagram and it is amazing thing for these 'smart' phones. I used two different filters, but they each turned out pretty cool.
Harvest starts this week!! The fields are disced and Chris still needs to terrace before it is fully ready. I will document that and tell and show you what that's all about. Get excited!
Hope you all have a fabulous week. I'll be back before the week is over because we will start picking at the end of the week. So much to blog about over the next few months! Then the first and second week of October, we will move into our county fair time. As you can see, this is a busy time of year for us!