A Farmer and a Sailor
Recently I was describing my current jobs to a friend. I said I was doing urban gardening with a Christian ministry here in Pittsburgh, and he replied, “So you’re a farmer?” Yes, I’m a farmer and proud of it! In fact, I thoroughly enjoy the vast majority of the 30 hours I spend on the “farm” each week. The dirt under my nails, calloused hands, chaco sandal tans, and early misty mornings all make me feel very alive.
When I’m not being a farmer I’m a sailor! Well, sort of. I at least work on a boat. Technically I’m on the education crew of RiverQuest, teaching environmental education to school children while we cruise the three rivers of Pittsburgh. I also enjoy this work but it can get hectic – just imagine 90 middle school students in confined quarters for 4.5 hours!
I’ll say more about my work in future posts, but no need to give you too much info at once. I look forward to writing again soon!