Lorraine told me last week that I have 1,000 contacts on my phone. Not surprising since we have been farming here since 1993. So how do I remember who is who? Edwin is the guy I call if I need 24 tons of rock at a moments notice. So in my phone he is saved as Road Rock Edwin, easy to remember. Last week the feed truck for the chickens got a little stuck while loading our last delivery. Agustin called me over on Monday afternoon to see what we needed. I called Edwin, he was forty five minutes away and just happened to have a truck full of road grindings unsoldso he just brought them over.
This reminds me that besides all of the great people who work on the farm, there are many people like Edwin, who really help make this farm happen. Yes he gets paid, but he goes out of his way to help. When he gets a really good load of rock he always calls me to see if I need any. There are so many of our suppliers who make that extra effort for us. It makes me very happy to be part of such a community.
The cuttings on the left are Artemisia and they are on their way to Takao Nursery in Fresno, who propagates all the difficult plants for us.