My name is Hailey, and today allegedly marks my entrance into the world of "adulthood."
I am unsure of what this is actually supposed to mean. Nonetheless, here's what has recently happened to cause such an (apparently) drastic change in my life:
Last Saturday, May 8th, 2010, I Hailey Lisbeth Moses graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, with a double-major in Spanish and Peace & Conflict Studies. Less than ONE short week later, today I sit at the desk of Eliza Maclean, my first post-college boss/adopted mother/soul sister and owner and manager of Cane Creek Farm in Snow Camp, NC. I'm here as the new garden manager in an operation that primarily produces grass-fed beef and pastured pork, a job for which I've been (rapidly, effusively, and somewhat-subtly) training for the past 2 years as a farm intern here. I still can't believe all of the complicated reasons and twists that have resulted in my being here, but I can honestly express that I am simultaneously ecstatic and completely (and I mean, completely) terrified to be here. I have become woven into the fabric of life here, and I'm so worried that I won't live up to the astronomical expectations I've set for myself (you know, changing the world and being Superwoman McGardener, and all that). HOWEVER - I also believe firmly in the importance of every minute that I spend touching, healing, and loving the soil in this place. This land is holy to me, and I want to make it my productive, beautiful, and ever-evolving refuge of, quite literally, growth, and the laying down of deep roots.
Join me as I embark upon this road. I intend to make it as far from the traditional notion of adulthood as possible, with an emphasis on local food, long dirty days, and baby pigs named Oscar. Love <3.