Here at Churchtown Dairy the herd continues to grow. Currently, we are milking 14 cows by hand and by machine. Amidst the changing seasons and on going construction on the farm, there are those things that give the farm balance and rhythm, much like the tide of the ocean. Morning and afternoon milking, the herd comes in for milking, and the herd goes back out to pasture. A busy farm day, and a cool starry night (a pleasure for the cows in contrast to the heat).
Overseeing the ebb and flow of the agro-tide and of worthy mention, is farm apprentice Ben Bruschke. Ben has been on the farm for four years and is a growing asset to the farm organism. His calm and gentle demeanor with the herd is much appreciated by them as he walks them to and from the barn. He takes great joy in milking, telling others it's " his favorite task on the farm". Besides general upkeep, daily chores and projects, Ben also continues to guide others from students to coworkers about the ways of the farm.
Calendar of the Soul verse for the 44th week: Reaching for new stirrings of the senses,Mindful of Spirit Birth achieved,Clarity of soul imbuesBewildering, sprouting growth of worldsWith my thinking’s creator will.
By Meg HendersonTriform’s volunteer coworkers are special people. It takes really motivated, idealistic and
energetic people to commit to a year or more of volunteer work.This year I am particularly struck by the
dedication of our coworkers and inspired by what talents they offer so