Tuesday, July 28, 2009

amazing phone call

I just got an amazing phone call from Patrick Donaldson in Portland. Apparently he and Joel Salatin are going to honor OCFA (Oregon Consumers and Farmers Association) and me during a 2 day event in Portland with a field day in Corvallis. I am awaiting specifics on where everything is held and if it is public.

So now I have to figure out how to keep the shop open, get the animals fed and watered and go!

Joel will be speaking. Patrick will be the MC, I think. I will run up, give a five minute speach while trying not to blush and sit back down! I haven't seen Joel in two years. He is an awesome speaker, intelligent and charming. In the middle of a very serious talk he can pull out a relevant funny comment with a huge smile that totally disarms everyone in the audience and makes it hard for even legislators and USDA inspectors to dislike him. I can only pray to one day hold an audience in my hand half as well as he does.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS said...

Wow! We thought about going to an all-day workshop at a farm where Mr. Salatin would be presenting - in Corvallis, I think. But then we decided not to go. :( Can't wait to hear about your speech! And everything else!

Thanks for changing the comment form so I can leave my URL :)

July 28, 2009 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger charli_horse said...

Woo-hoo!!! You go girl. It's about time we get OCFA on the National Scene. Yes! ;)

Congrats and big HUGS!

Sharlyn :)

July 28, 2009 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Larisa from Localvore Fresh Oregon Foods, LLC said...

Ugghh... I've been trying to find help with the animals, especially the GUARD DOG for three days so I can go. Hopefully something (free!) will fall in my lap. I think I can get the neighbor to come over and feed the chickens and the goats if I can get someone to take the dogs. One is a formerly abused yappy little thing that has accidents on the floor and bites people and the other is a great pyranees who loves me... and scares everyone else.

July 28, 2009 at 6:33 PM  

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