What’s been going on!
Well I shouldn’t have said anything last week about a snowless winter and last night’s two inches wasn’t exactly the kind of storm that brings everything to a halt but apparently the grocery stores still had huge crowds buying break and milk, jeeze. Tonight is looking to be the coldest night of the winter which means a really chilly start at market tomorrow even with the sun, bundle up!
As Betsy and I slip quietly off towards retirement another milestone was passed this week as I had my last board meeting for the last board I have been sitting on. In fact in the past two months I have stepped off of the boards of three organizations that have been dear to us. The first, after eleven years and three executive director transitions, was the Rural Advancement Foundation International which I have written about many times in the past for their incredible work around farm sustainability and rural social justice.
The second was the Center for Environmental Farming Systems which among their many projects is the largest organic research farm in the United States. We have been involved since its inception, over a quarter of a century! The last and closest to our hearts is the board of the Carrboro Farmers’ Market where we both have been on and off the board in every capacity for over 30 years.
Beyond the freeing up of time and schedule it is good to not be in the lead anymore. All three organizations are in great shape with good leadership so it also has felt like it was a good time to move on. We will continue to volunteer and advise these groups when asked but as we want. When my father retired he said one of the things he was really looking forward to as no more of the “C” word and he stuck to it.
Picture of the week
The first pink light on a cold morning
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