Hello, Penn State Student Farm community! This is Lex checking in. I hope everyone is well and enjoying some summer weather when they are able. With the pandemic persisting, uncertainty has become the new normal. And when dealing with the adversity of the unknown, we will persevere through our adaptability. While we wait to see what normal will look like for us, we want to share some updates on what the interns are up to on our current hiatus from the Student Farm.
It is easy for me to get lost in the routine of farm labor and temporarily forget there is a pandemic, social injustice, and that the illusion of “normal” is just that. An illusion. I am beyond grateful for my opportunity to breathe fresh air, move my body, touch plants and the soil, and have a few hours of “normal.” I hope that my fellow interns are doing well in their time away from the Student Farm and I hope we can create a new normal this fall.