Meet Jacob Lund
Jacob Lund is another Sequim native that has found his way to Nash’s Farm. He lives in Carlsborg with his family and is probably the youngest employee on the farm. He is a senior at Sequim High School where he attends classes in the morning and works on Delta Farm in the afternoons.
Jacob operates the seed/grain cleaning and bagging machines and does some simple maintenance on tractors. He also does some field work as needed. “I’m learning a lot,” he admits. “It’s hard work, but I’m interested in ranching, and this is the closest I could get in Sequim!”
Someday, Jacob would like to work on a dude ranch in Wyoming or Montana. He has cared for horses and one of his interests is team roping, where two riders rope and take down a steer in competitions. “There’s a header, who ropes the horns and turns the steer to the left, and there’s the heeler, who ropes the steer’s back legs as it’s running. I’m still a header, but someday I hope to be good enough to be a heeler.” Jacob is a hard worker and we have no doubt that some time in the future he will accomplish that goal!
Potato Harvest Time
Last week, the crew went out with a potato digger, a machine that plows up the potatoes, bringing them to the surface for collecting. Then they went out and picked up the potatoes and loaded them into buckets and into bins. They can store for several months under straw in a small barn on the Wilson field. The walls are lined with straw also, so the potatoes will not be affected by a freeze.