Last night we left the farm together. For a few hours. In spring! That rarely happens.
We traveled to downtown Harrisburg..about a 15 minute drive, to the Hilton, for an awards banquet and presentation. There was an opportunity to set up a display about our farm..Homer brought along his scale model of the place, and we had lots of photographs..and then we met other winners, interested parties, political executives, and members of the press. We had the chance to see and hear what other individuals, businesses, school districts, nonprofits and utilities are doing across the state. Michael Krancer, head of PA department of environmental protection, was the keynote speaker, and gave insight as to what is happening at the state level, including legal changes announced earlier that day.
It was a fun and interesting evening. 80+ applicants and 17 awards. A wide variety of projects and impacts. Lovely to be recognized for the type of farming we do, to be able to let people know why we farm this way, and enjoy a few hours off farm together!
Now it is time to get more seeds in the ground, move the livestock and pull some weeds. And to locate a spot for our trophy!
Homer..he cleans up nice..