Thursday, January 31, 2008

Diamonds in the rough


Well, it was over a year ago that Jen and I left our jobs and our house to pursue our dream of farming. Jen left a teaching job and I left a job that I was at for 7 years and also left half of my pay and benefits behind as well. We went to work for a local organic farm in south/central Minnesota. We did end up leaving on frustrated terms, but we did meet a very good friend. Jim Vlasek. Of all the tough times Jen and I went through, we brought two things away from our time on the farm that we will never forget. Experience and Jim. Here is a rearview picture of Jim and I tending to a newborn calf(that you can't see).

Jim owned and operated a dairy of his own until suburbia came knocking on his doorstep. Most of what I learned from my time on the farm came from Jim.

1 comment:

kenneth said...

I noticed the name of jim vlasek on this site. I am kenneth vlasek and am searching for my brother james henry vlasek born 26 oct 1942 in cleveland, ohio. could you let me know if this jim is him or not My email is ktvlasek@hotmail.com
Thanks
Ken