Sunday, July 22, 2012

Volunteer Days July 23 to July 29, 2012

During the last two weeks, the farm hosted a summer camp and then I took a week off to recover.  The children had a wonderful time working on projects like building a worm bin, adding a rainwater catchment system to the chicken coop, and building a chicken tractor at the farm.  Each day, before the heat got to us, we harvested a little something from the garden and then headed back to the kitchen on the main campus to turn it into herbed butter, pumpkin pie, salsa, pesto, and pizza.  After lunch, the kids hung out with Science Jim doing physics challenges and experiments.

As of this week, the chicken tractor needs a latch and a few more diagonals added to some corners.  It should be ready to try out by the end of the day on Monday, none too soon because it's time to start prepping beds for fall planting already.  It will be nice to have the chickens helping out.

This week's schedule will be:

Monday, July 23, 9:30 to 11:30:  We'll finish the chicken tractor and put the chickens to work.  We'll also stir and spray fermented equisetum and milk and honey.

Wednesday, July 25, 9:30 to 11:30:  We'll start prepping beds for fall leaf crops and weed the leaf crops that are still growing during the summer.

Wednesday, July 25, 5:00 to 8:00 PM:  We'll have another potluck and open grill.  When we're not cooking and eating, we'll start prepping beds for fall root crops, weed the leeks, parsnips and sweet potatoes, and check on the ginger.

Thursday, July 26, 9:30 to 11:30: We'll spray fermented nettle and continue working on the root beds.

I will be out of town July 28 to August 4, but I will post what needs to be done both in the shed at the farm, and on the blog.  Please come out and help out if you are able to.

Thank you and I hope to see you in the garden this week!

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