Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Weeding the Babies

This week 7th grade divided into two groups.  

One group started preparing a new bed for garlic. 
Step one is pulling out all the weeds, roots and all, leaving the soil behind.

Um..  that is leaving the soil in the bed, not above the bed.  
Hey gang!  Focus on the task at hand please!

Step one usually takes about 6 hours for one (focused) person to complete.  Needless to say the job wasn't finished, but they got a good start on it.

The other group did the very careful and attention demanding task of weeding the brand new sprouts.  In this case, cabbage, spinach, lettuce, dill, cilantro, and scallions.
Weeding makes a great time for conversation.

Sometimes the conversation gets us laughing.
In the end, the bed looked great. Pictured above is the lettuce patch with a few scallions showing in the upper left corner.
A kale transplant from the same bed.  The kale transplants were a much welcomed gift from Mary Leonhardi this year.

Seventh graders are not afraid to get their hands dirty.

 Camilla was our photographer this week.  Below are some nice shots she took from around the farm.

Sarah under the grape arbor.

The horse barn.

Tricycle planter.

Colorful hat.

I know you've been taking pictures of me.  I've got eyes in the back of my hat!

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