2012 Newsletter #18 – Farming and Feeding Kids

This week Sarah Dublin, one of our awesome interns, would like to share a few words. So let me hand the podium over her:

Starting a new career with a 6 and 8-year-old should be daunting.  You have to start at the bottom of the barrel, working long hours for little pay.  You have to make a lot of mistakes in order to learn from them, and you have to constantly push yourself out of your comfort zone so that you can learn your own limits.  For me, starting my new career as a farmer has been inspiring.  I was thrilled to find this job at Oxbow that would pay me actual money in addition to unlimited produce.  Here at Oxbow, we learn from everyone’s mistakes and I’m pretty sure that there is no such thing as a comfort zone at Oxbow Farm.

So I have begun my new career as a farmer, but I continue to work full time as a mother.  It turns out that feeding a family is difficult even when you’re a farmer.  Preparing healthy meals is time consuming, and so is cleaning up afterwards!  But thinking about food all day, every day, means that preparing healthy meals isn’t a choice anymore.  It’s my job. … click here to read full newsletter