Friday, February 15

working for a wage once again

No longer homeless. No longer jobless.

Life is very strange, isn't it? 2008 is quickly shaping up to be a stellar year for me. I've a wonderful place to stay; a small house on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains beyond. And now a job!

I've been hired as a farm laborer at Lavender Wind Farms. The farm is a small, "certified organic farm" (this title means everything out here) that grows different varieties of lavender, as well as a hodge podge of other plants for sale. The lavender grown is used for many products in the gift shop - soaps, oils, bath salts, honey, mustard, lotions, and even ice cream! Customers can buy dried lavender in bunches too.

I started work on Monday and will be working 3 days a week this winter and eventually 5 days a week come spring/summer.

Interesting facts:
  • Stacy, another employee of the farm, is my age and lives down the road from me, allowing us to carpool to work
  • Sarah, the farm manager, has composting toilets in her home, no flushing needed
  • two types of lavender that I've learned: grosso and folgate

3 comments:

Kristi said...

You live the most fascinating life! It is refreshing to know someone that isn't afraid to chase her dreams! Who knew there was more than one type of lavender...

Brian said...

Grosso...sounds like a composting toilet! Glad to hear you are doing well. How is the fishing in "the Sound"

Mom said...

Who has more interesting acquaintances than you? Or jobs or experiences or living arrangements, for that matter?

Looking forward to seeing it all for myself in a few months!