Hi all – Suzy here. I wanted to take this blogging opportunity to share the various (gorgeous) faces of the farm. I am grateful to work with some pretty spectacular people here at Cricket Creek. Every day I feel lucky that I am surrounded by creative, hard-working, driven, and FUN folks. What great people to spend my time with, to learn from and with. Here’s a bit about each one of them. If you stop by the farm, please say hi to them – I promise they are nice and will say “hi” back!
Mike – handy, adaptable, practical, kind, resourceful. pumps up flat tires in the parking lot without being asked, and doesn’t expect acknowledgement – he’s just that giving. likes to problem solve. is a paint expert, and what he doesn’t know, he definitely will find out. drives a 25 year old station wagon with feathers, bark, and origami cranes on the dashboard. before farming, he worked as a design drafter where he worked on steam turbine detail drawings. last name is fox.
Casey – light-hearted, poised,
Paul – spirited, bold, devoted, earnest, giddy. studied art, and then realized his true love of cheese. is a master cheese taster and describer. dives in and takes initiative. values education and taking on complex issues. bonds with the tobasi late into the evening through wild molds, telepathy, and a roaring boom box. sports a beard-net in the creamery. it is amazing to dance with him – especially if there is a hula hoop involved. has been described as part hobbit. he knows more than he lets on.
Jamie – dedicated, ambitious,
Matthew – deliberate, steady, industrious, sharp, humble. has an amazing laugh – hearty and gentle. inspires me to work harder. has a strong ethical conscience. doesn’t let on his critical artistic judgement. likes to hang out with the dairy cows at night, and sleep outside when it’s cool. primary form of communication with the dairy cows is whistling, which they respond to exceptionally well. hates clichés and historical inaccuracies. has an extensive knowledge of political, agricultural, and geographical history – but never flaunts. when he isn’t feeding, moving, or milking animals, he is likely oiling his leather boots, cooking up something delectable, sharpening knives, reading, or drinking his daily gallon of milk.