One of my best farm hands quit today. His wife was laid off her job, and he needed to find something with more steady income. It was extremely unexpected, and it’s a huge loss. This farmer had grown up on a farm and had the most experience of anyone on our farm, myself included, and he had pretty much become family.
But, that’s part of farming. None of us are in it for the money, but sometimes making rent and paying the water bill are greater needs and you have to leave behind what you love. We hope that one day he can rejoin our team, but it’s hard to say when, if ever, that will happen.
This is the hard part of farming, but we are hoping we kind find another person to join our team. They can’t replace him, but maybe they can continue to add and grow our team.