Today is the first day of the driving class we signed up for through the Hudson Valley Draft association. For a mere 50 bucks per person we get 5 classes of 4 hours each to go over draft basics and speak with experts. How cool is that? It's a good drive away, over an hour- but we hope well worth the effort.
The girls are amazing. They are so smart and earnest and willing to trust us. I can't wait to start our working relationship. We have to build a strong partnership as these girls will be our life blood on the farm. Logging, plowing, tilling, mowing and hauling- we will rely on the team to streamline much of our field work. But first, we need to learn the basics.
We are coming up on our year anniversary on the farm, and so much has happened. It's really incredible to think of where we are now. It didn't come easy, and we still have a long way to go. But this life is worth it.