One of my favorite things about Google is its image search. You can simply search something and find all of these results that allow for you to take a glimpse into what the thing or place is really like. I try to do the same thing when writing a blog post. In this case, I was able to look up steel buildings and almost all of the immediate searches had to deal with farms. I actually experienced this myself too. After my sophomore year in college, a friend’s mom hired me for a few weeks to work on her organic wheat farm. It was not the best job that I’ve ever had and I ended up walking around in the fields all day. My job was to hand pick out all of the wild rye that was growing in a wheat field to help improve the quality of the seed sample. It was really the worst job that I ever had, but I really appreciate the opportunity they gave me to work and to do manual labor. It was something that I had never done before, so I am thankful that I had that opportunity to go out and do that. Nevertheless, the reason why I bring this up is talk about the main facility out of which they based their farming operations. The facility was pretty big and it was just a simple steel building. The building allowed for them to have a decent office for all of their administrative work and a large section of the warehouse allowed for them to store all of their product. It was convenient that it was small enough that they could control what came in and went out, as you would need to do with any organic facility. The facility was still perfectly situated so that they were able to store all of their farm equipment on the property, while allowing the product to have a safe and dry place to hang out before it was shipped. It was a pretty cool thing to be able to experience for a short period of time. After I was done doing the seed sampling work, I was charged with painting the roof and walls of one part of the steel building. For that, i got to hire a friend to come out and work with me. It was actually a lot of fun to be able to work with a friend and just do something simple like paint. We were able to knockoff the job in a pretty quick manner, although I guess that we did not do a good job of it because we had to go back and go over quite a few of the spots. I know that in retrospect, we could have done a much better job the first time around. I appreciate the fact that our friend’s mom was really lenient and flexible with all of the work being done. It was her office, that metal building, and we probably should have treated it with more respect.