Inspiration

“If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are — if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.”

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Joseph Campbell

Old Man-1As is often the case, things that I dread end up being better than I expected they would be.  My mock interview was very inspirational and maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to do something with my talents.  I am so niche! Just like the products that I raise on the farm. Not everyone wants them, in fact, as is the case with the farm, more people do not want them, but as has always been the case, I strive to be sustainable in what I do.  Rabbit is more sustainable (and healthier to eat and way tastier!) than chicken; duck eggs are healthier than chicken eggs and for us, ducks are easier to raise and they consume far less grain than chickens; goats take up a lot less room, eat less, make less mess, are a lot less stressful than cows and are unlikely to injure Gel.

So it’s all good.

I am going to rewrite my resume! I am going to figure out a way to get more farmers into my images.

This weekend, the plan is to get more into the garden, both the raised beds and the in-the-ground area.  It appears that the weather is going to stay warm, at least for the foreseeable future, so we may be safe to start Bob + Friendsto put out summer vegetables.  Last weekend we got half of the fence blocking the goats out of the garden put up and have cattle panels to finish the rest of it. We are not going to plant it in conventional rows, but in sections with rows going in multiple directions to add interest to the garden.  I know this seems silly, but I would like to have it ascetically pleasing to the eye.  For example, we are going to pumpkins (Bob [pictured left] seeds!) but they cannot go into the garden until the middle of June so in those corners we will plant buckwheat which, hopefully, will pre-confuse (is that a word?) squash bugs so that they will not chew up the pumpkin plants.  Of course we are going to plant corn, both dent and sweet, okra (White Velvet) and cotton (Sea Island Brown).  We’ve been mulching the additional area where the in-ground-garden is and hopefully we will be able to get someone with a tractor to come and initially till it.  If so, that will all go into cover crop for now.

Another goal this weekend is to get more images for my portfolio and these images must include people.  I need to break up my collection of animal portraits and include some with people.  I still do not like photographing people, but I need that element in my images. Not sure where I am going to get those people at this time, but hopefully I will find some.

Until later …