I’ve lived here on this farm for almost eleven years. Boy how time flies, but I’ve come through a lot since I first moved here. The Martins were very gracious in letting me move onto the property. I was in a bad way and unemployed and facing eviction when they offered me a place to live. I live in my 5th wheel trailer. Anyway, since I first got here, I’ve become employed…first at Starbucks…for nearly five years and then the Cal State Parks Department for a season and a half, then my job as security officer at Department of Water Resources…for a little over three years.

Now I’m more stable and moving to Oregon. I will miss this farm and especially the lilacs that line the front driveway and part of the street. This year they are blooming like crazy, just in time for my move. It is bittersweet. I will miss the Martins and the friends I’ve made at work. It’s scary to move to a totally new place…at least it is for me. But I think it’s the right thing for me to do at this time.


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