Farming is a way of life. For many of us during certain times of the year that means everything revolves around the life of farming. Everything from where you will be eating dinner, field or table, to what you can wear today, boots or flip flops. It’s a seven day a week, 24 hour a day job that never quits. Until you decide you’ve had enough and you just need a break. Last week I told Matt it was time to get off the farm for a few hours and have an adventure, so we packed up the car and headed for the Pacific Ocean for the afternoon.
It was great to getaway, to relax and just hang out. Meanwhile you never really can getaway so the whole time driving there and back, while Hoot napped in the back, we talked about planting schedules, field rotations and plans for the coming year and our crops. But at least we weren’t physically at the farm, we were covered in sand and happy as clams!
Then come the next day it was back to work. We are irrigating our youngest orchard of hazelnuts right now with their last set of water before they start to get ready for winter dormancy. Ground is being worked to get ready for planting. Soil tests are taken this time of year to make sure that our soil is happy and healthy moving into the next growing season. Cleaning up equipment from seed harvest, getting equipment ready for hazelnut harvest & planting. There is never a dull moment, but it was sure nice to getaway from it all (sort of) for a day.