Here at Somerset Farm I am reaping the benefits of the 'seconds'. Vegetables that have a blemish or leftovers from market. In addition to the vast array of veggies I already love, I have discovered radicchio, napa (a kind of cabbage), bitter melons (nasty), yard long beans (that aren't a yard long neither are they beans for that matter.), and ....okra! Recipe suggestions anyone?
Monday, July 13, 2015
Those of you who still follow my sporadic blog posts may remember me vaguely mentioning seeking God's will about a change of direction in my life. In January I returned from Bolivia, leaving part of my heart there and wondering about the significance and purpose in the rest of my life. The series of events that followed shook up and emptied my vessel so to speak. All the things I had been working toward were obliterated, it hurt and I questioned what was happening. In the midst of the storm I felt God's hand and peace flooded my soul. A question that had been nagging the back of my mind came to the forefront. Go in debt to start my own farm where I can make a very small impact in people's lives or go back to school and get an education so I can ignite the passion I feel for farming in the lives of many. I asked for guidance and things began falling into place, every step was assured by that peace that passes all understanding. So here I am a few short months later living in Edenton, North Carolina on an organic produce farm on the path to pursuing a degree in agriculture education.