Saturday, January 9, 2010
A Winter's Day at the Farm
Certainly there was plenty I could have been doing at home for the good of the cause (in terms of care and maintenance) but I wanted to be out on the Veggielution Farm today. It is wonderful to witness this enterprise, which is flourishing. It is amazing how many winter vegetables are thriving right now. Here is a list of todays harvest.
Saturday from 10 to 12:30 is the weekend workday that is open to the public now and it consists of work like weeding, mulching, planting, thinning, cooking, and digging and harvesting. Here is a picture of Chloe, the rescued rooster, "helping" prepare vegetable bean soup (to be eaten at the end of the work session).
The resident peacock has quite an attitude.
One night he got into the greenhouse and leveled the trays of seedlings. Everything had to be replanted thus delaying the planting in the fields.
One of the biggest projects of the day was shoveling the compost into wheelbarrows and then onto the grounds. Check out the steam coming off the pile.
This is Stella, who gets into plenty of mischief of her own and keeps a very close eye on the rooster.