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It seemed like a good idea...

Posted 5/6/2014 6:45pm by Shiloh Avery.


Planting tomatoes and peppers in a couple of days (3360 plants!) requires a lot of stretching in the evenings


I love community colleges. They’re so practical. Or maybe I have a soft spot for education. As if the learning curve on farm as diverse as ours wasn’t steep enough. I have to go and learn stuff at an institution too. Or, at least it seemed like a good idea at the time. “The time” being when the continuing education class catalog arrived in the mail in late December or early January and I was sitting around with my feet up in front of the wood stove ogling seed catalogs. The excitement of discovering a class in just the thing I’m interested in learning is akin to a child’s view of Christmas morning. So I register and bounce on in to my first class in early March before we’ve hit the crisis line on our “to-do” lists.  

But that was then. Ask me how I feel about continuing my education about 7:30 last night when I’m caught in a yawning frenzy, sneaking in butt stretches in my chair in the computer lab. Ask me how I feel about extra-agricultural learning when I’m stuffing a packet of Lance artificial flavored cheese food crackers down my gullet on our 10-minute break (and don’t even mention the yoga stretches in the hallway during that same 10-minute break). Or you could ask me today when I applied something I learned last night to our farm management database and solved a problem we’ve been living with for years. Yeah. That would be a better time to ask.  



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