That’s all folks!! The farm season of 2015 has officially come to a close. I step back into the kitchen tomorrow. I’ve been thinking of the best way to sum up all that happened this year. “It was the best of times, It was the worst of times” – too serious! “Party on dudes” – not serious enough. “It was the time of my life” – cheesy. “Closing time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end” – perfect. Instead of writing on and on about what happened this year (you should already know if you have been reading the blog like you’re supposed to) I wanted to close with a slideshow of my favorite moments from 2015. Enjoy! MAKE SURE YOU CLICK PLAY TO START THE SONG FOR THE SLIDESHOW (If you are reading this at work on the sly TURN THE VOLUME DOWN so you don’t get busted.)
I have had a lot of help over the years and this year was no different. To all my “farm hero’s” ……… I would like to give a special thank you to the Hendrick family and Sue Dawson who not only support me financially but in vision and goals as well. Thank you to the talented chefs who take all the produce grown. Big thanks to Sarah for all of your support and hard work this year. Thank you Terrin, my one steady volunteer. Thank you to my U of I family Rick Weinzierl, Mary Hosier, Jeff Kindhart, Kenny Ehler, Bryan Warsaw, Matt Turino and Chris. You changed my life with knowledge and friendship. Finally a big thank you to my dear friends Jeremy, Michael, Billy and the Kinkelaar family. It’s always a long six months until we are reunited. The laughs are contagious and it’s rare that you wake up every day looking forward to work but that is how I felt seeing you guys every day. From the bottom of my heart thank you for everything!