Wow, time is flying. Sunup to Sundown we are working on farm projects. Or if not working, then making making food for us to eat so that we can do more work. We've got three interns working here now, plus the farmers so that makes five peoples to get projects done every day. I finally feel like my head is above water here--we are starting to catch up on greenhouse work and trying to catch up on planting. Hoophouse and greenhouses have been overflowing with early greens, radishes, hakureis, baby head lettuce that we are selling at market
. We've had some really gorgeous stuff come out of the hoophouse. It got a head start from the flea beetles, aphids, and is nearly perfect. Our radishes were in the Star Tribune
today--great color photo, a mention of us and the market. Thanks to Rick Nelson.
20 high school kids from urban St. Paul came out on Tuesday to get a tour and plant our edible flower garden. It was Windy--40 mph gusts that stung your cheeks and eyes with dust and dirt. At least it didn't rain though! When you are outside every day, inevitably sometimes it is terrific and sometimes it is terrifically miserable. Still the work has got to get done. The kids were great sports, very enthusiastic, and were probably more excited that I to be out and planting in the wind.
After 2 days of blowing hard, the wind finally died down at 5 p.m. so we could get in some more Brassicas in the field. The Savoy cabbage queen:
To see a 15-Second Short on Savoy Planting starring the electric tractor and 2 interns:http://picasaweb.google.com/loonorganics/2009FarmPhotos02#5335877546504384786