A New Appreciation for the Farmer

By
Real Estate Agent with The Berkshire Group

I have a new appreciation for the family owned farm and farmer.

As part of my commitment to Sejah Farm VI, I have agreed to help at the farm throughout the season. This morning, I joined Bridget and "G" to harvest the prolific pear tomatoes. In two hours, I managed to fill two 5 gallon buckets of these tasty gems. I made new friends whom I look forward to seeing again this coming week. I have to admit my back keeps reminding me to "bend my knees."

volunteers work at Sejah Farms

   The area we were working in was about 20' x 45' and the tomato plants were large and in big mounds. We had to lift the plants in order to get all of the tomatoes underneath.

Bridget finds sitting makes it easier to harvest the tomatoes.

My fellow volunteer, Gerald, aka "G", takes a short break to smile for me.

G smiles for the camera

I am so happy with the results of my two hours at the farm.  Farming is not an easy life and occupation.  It takes lots of hard work, dedication and an absolute passion for what you are doing. I see that at Sejah Farms, here on the island of St. Croix.....so glad I can be a very small part of the whole experience.

My harvest

 

   

Comments (3)

Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have a small garden in my backyard.  I know what it takes to tend it.  The bending over, etc.,  I ahave appreciation for farmers who do what they do on a daily basis.  Nice pictures, Emelyn!

Mar 10, 2016 04:39 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Emelyn, your tomatoes certainly look good enough to eat, which is what they are all about!

Mar 11, 2016 02:09 PM
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi, 

 

I've never seen such big tomatoes plants before.   It sounds like a wonderful experience.  I hope that other people will be inspired to get to know some small family farmers around them.  

Oct 02, 2016 03:00 AM