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With a little help from our friends

Posted 9/23/2013 4:01pm by Shiloh Avery.

fall is in the air
fall is in the air

After Jason’s accident, I was worried how I was going to get it all done around here.  For a couple of days, everything seemed daunting and impossible as I tried to keep my cool face on for Jason.  But then the rescue happened.  Parents came rushing down to take on the household duties and help on the farm.  The community reached out with their safety net with offers of food, labor, anything we needed!  A neighbor even offered to take time off from work to help out!  Suddenly, I found myself getting surprising things done on the farm, and coming home to find the kitchen clean, supper cooked, etc.  Wow!  Last Saturday, a farmer friend helped work our farmers’ market stand in Boone.  This week, two of our former employees are here helping out and another fellow farmer is coming to help us get the harvest in and the shares packed tomorrow.  Then a crew organized by another former employee/fellow farmer is coming on Thursday to help us get that hoop house up before the plants arrive the following week.  I’ve never even known gratitude like this before.  I mean, we’re going to be okay.  We really are going to get by with a little help from our friends.

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