If you’re a farmer, you probably clicked on this to see how one gets a day off on a farm.
If you’re not a farmer, but know one personally, you’re probably waiting for the punchline.
If you don’t know any farmers, you’re probably wondering why I’m blogging about my ‘weekend’ (just a hint – we don’t get weekends, or days off!).
But I did. I took a day off!
The goats taking their sabbatical is freeing up a bit of time for us. I have started another paying job off the farm (2 part time jobs so I can farm… that is another post!), so I don’t have as much time as I had hoped, but hopefully some of the financial pressure created by farming (ahem, yes, yet another post!) will be eased a bit.
What would I want to do with all this new found ‘spare’ time? I want to learn things.
My patient, hardworking husband took over our next to last Saturday market of the regular season for me and I went all the way to Rochester Washington. Including the ferry it was a little over 3 hours to get there.
I knew I was going to learn a lot. It was called Photography on the Farm and it was on the amazing Helsing Junction Farm.
I don’t want to make this a long post telling you all of the stories I learned about the farm, about the area, about food writers and photography… but I wanted to share a bit of what I captured through the lens.
Thank you Audra Mulkern, for teaching our motley crew of shutterbugs.
Thank you to PCC Farmland Trust for organizing the event and keeping it at an affordable price for even a farmer (yes, it was free!).
And especially, Thank YOU to the sisters of Helsing Junction Farm for opening your farm up for this event. I hope you are pleased with the photos it produced.
Even though I was quite pleased with the photos I captured on my iPhone, I got to play with my new Nikon too.