This weekend was just what I needed!! Mom and I skied a half day at Sugarloaf on Saturday and the day started out warm, but ended pretty cold. The top of the mountain was chilly but bearable. It felt so great to be back on my snowboard cruising down the mountain again. There is barely any snow up there though, its really sad. Not to mention today its like 50 degrees outside in February! Weird!! We had lunch at The Bag! Yay for Mexi-skins! So good!! Then we headed over to Rangeley and stayed in the Rangeley Inn which was this really cool old hotel. We got dinner and drinks in the little tavern connected to the hotel and talked to the girls working there about the pond hockey tournament that was being held out back. It was a really cool place. Then in the morning we went up to Saddleback to ski, since it was Maine day, tickets were only $30 which was awesome! Saddleback was definitely really cool, the set up of the mountain is interesting. The very bottom is all greens, and then over the right is all blues, and then the top left is all black diamonds. So the mountain is really split up by difficulty. But it was a beautiful warm day to ski and the mountain was pretty empty, which was really nice. It was a great weekend!
Today I went to Phoenix Farm in Monmouth, Maine to visit with the owner Nancy Chandler and talk about working there this summer. I loved it! I think it was a really good fit for me, and Nancy was awesome. I can definitely see myself there. The apprentice quarters are in the house, which at first I thought would be kind of weird, but Nancy is so nice and great to talk to, so I think it would work out fine to live in her house. The farm is smaller but still a lot of room to grow and has a big barn which most of the space isn’t even used, but the washroom is in there. There is also another apprentice room upstairs in the barn which was nice. I would totally live in there too. I had a great visit with her and she even made me lunch. We talked about all sorts of interesting sciencey stuff. I can definitely see myself there.
But tomorrow I talk to the farmer of Morning Dew Farm, and then Wednesday I am visiting Pork Hill Farm in New Hampshire, which I think I am going to love, but we’ll see. I’m guessing its going to be between Phoenix and Pork Hill. Stacy at Broadturn Farm said they need someone who can stay the whole season, so that’s out. And I’m afraid that Pork Hill will say the same thing, so it might end up being Phoenix Farm after all. Nancy said that she doesn’t mind the shorter term because she has high school students who will work in the fall. I am just so excited for this summer!! In one month I will be in Colorado!! So much to look forward to!! Life is beginning to get exciting again! Thank god!