Farmer Jonathan and Interns Dan and Aaron are out along the fence line with shovels and post hole diggers this afternoon, putting the fence back in proper order one rail at a time.
Aaron Shier is Howell Farm's newest intern. Hailing from the Washington, DC-area, he spent the past seven months interning at Horsepower Organics in Oregon, where he learned about growing hay and other crops using horsepower. He comes to Howell Farm to continue his farming education. This winter in particular he's looking forward to increasing his knowledge of livestock, small scale dairy operations, and maple sugaring.