Let's start with a little time lapse. Here is the main field right after I tilled it and what it looks like now. What a difference a couple of months make.
The big story this week was Strawberries. I harvested and delivered 100lbs of Strawberries.
|33lbs of Strawberries|
|Red Sails Lettuce|
|Mustard Greens, Kale, Spinach, Choi, Arugula|
|Still More Strawberries|
Production and DistributionMy wash station up until this week has been an improvised combination of buckets and bins.
|Double washing Mustard Greens|
But this weekend David and I built an outdoor washing table which will be great for all kinds of roots, anything durable and big. Inside David put together a few sinks and a washing machine that I can use to spin water off of greens. He even did the plumbing. The stable is slowly becoming a real packing house.
|David tacking down the mesh|
|Finished wash table|
Cultivation and Maintenance
I transplanted the last of our tomato seedlings this week and covered the smallest ones to give them a chance to get bigger before the flea beetles find them. This is agribond floating row cover. It allows light and water to get through but keeps out the creepy crawlies.
|Compost pile is getting bigger|
PlantingWe had a little mix up with our last delivery of tomato seedlings and they ended up sitting in a box inside the postoffice for a week. Once we realized they were there I went to get them, fully expecting them to be dead. Well, they were alive. They had gotten quite leggy but were decidedly green and not dead. So, I planted them along with a few more that I bought from a neighboring farmer at Radix Farm.
|Tomato and Tomatillo seedlings|
|Grillfish featuring Hakurei turnips and radishes with crab|
|Spinach and Strawberry Salad at Logan Tavern|
|The Pig's take on Kale topped with Sardines|
|Strawberry and goat cheese salad with pea tendrils, The Pig|
|Puddy is really into the Strawberries|
And now for something Completely Different
I attended the March against Monsanto last Saturday. We met in front of the White House and marched to Monsanto's Office building where they run their lobbying from. Here are a few pictures and a link to some coverage including an interview I gave.
If you watched the video you may have noticed the misspelling. I blame Lane. Here he is, eating Face Bacon from the pig.
|"I don't know how to spell 'Afraid' but I like Bacon"|