Small seeds

So slowly I’ve been going. Ohio can be a bit of a drag with the changing of seasons, love/hate relationship. Everyday I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for farm apprenticeships, when the right one skims by- I SNATCH that email up and try to write a comprehensive summary of Joe and I. Only one so far has replied back, but not one that stipend can support us. So far MT, CA, GA, and OR have been the most promising for agricultural opportunities.  I wish I was financially able to apprentice without a stipend, it would make this process so much easier. Hopefully they will see the passion and earnestness seeping through every word, and eventually the seeds that were sown will be reaped into a fantastic opportunity.

I keep telling myself not to put all my eggs in one basket. It’s a very hard thing to swallow. If no one comes forward interested, I’ll have to volunteer locally at some farm, which wouldn’t be terrible, but I would like to an intense learning experience.

Maybe this shows how inexperienced I am, but I kind of think it is a scam for farms to want their interns to pay to work for them. Paying for an education makes sense, but not when the farm is making money off of your own back breaking labor. Only a small percentage  of farms I found do this, mostly it’s no stipend or pretty small. Joe and I aren’t asking for much, I just have to cover my car payment (stupid decision to get a car loan).

 

My fingers are crossed.

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