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