I neglected to mention something in my last post: farmers know how to get down! Last weekend was my fellow intern Sally’s birthday, so we had a party at the farmhouse. There was alot of dancing. Lots of people we met at the CRAFT day came, some of our farm volunteers and a bunch of other swell people. We also hosted about 12 people at our house last week who passed through on bicycles as part of the Otesha Project. They camped out in our yard for a night and I became envious of their awesome bikes.
Yesterday Jake and I headed to Everdale for a potluck and campfire. What a beautiful place to be. They have so many great things on their farm! Straw bale structures, compost toilets, a wood oven…not to mention green rolling hills and a really cute dog.
Nothin like food roasted over a fire!
frisbee game turned meet & greet
We’re hoping the weather will improve by next week. It’s been so wet that we’re pretty behind on planting. So far we’ve transplanted broccoli, kohlrabi, cabbages, various mustard greens, onions, leeks, kale, and direct seeded a bunch of other things like beets, arugula and turnips. While planting we’ve tried to come up with songs about the plants – for example, A Whiter Shade of Pale became Another Row of Kale, and Bandages by Hot Hot Heat became about cabbages. I think silly field stuff is common to most farmers – it keeps things interesting when you have hours of the same work to do! I’ll leave you with this song, which we decided to do a remake of about broccoli: