I couldn't tell you the exact moment I knew I was a farmer, but I can tell you that it's not the good days that have convinced me. It's the cold, wet, dirty, exhausting, challenging days, when I still find myself thinking, "I love what I do!" There was one day when I was preparing for an Open Farm Day after having been up until 4am with our ewes and newborn lambs the night before. Despite the long night, I couldn't wait to go out and talk with people about our farm. I love the work and lifestyle of farming, but even more I love its unique potential to connect us with where our food comes from, to show us how closed-systems work, help us see the cycles in everything, and to illuminate our role as conscious consumers and stewards of our environment.