Hey folks, what a beautiful week we've had! Unfortunately, I don't have a ton to write about today. If I was still a farmer I'd probably have a bit more to write about because I saw those guys running around getting all kinds of stuff done from my post at the construction site. But, I'll relate to you what I have been able to glean from observing and talking with the "other" crew when I've had the chance. I do know that it was dry enough today to get the tractors out into the field and do some tilling. We have been waiting for a dry spell for a while so we could get a truck full of lime out here to tear around our fields and spread it (remember the lime from Josh's earlier post, "The Other White Stuff"?), but today would have been that day and they weren't able to come, so we'll get to spread 4 acres worth of lime ourselves with the tractor. I also know that there was some transplanting being done out in the field too, which is overdue and very exciting. I'm pretty sure it was a bunch of pretty little lettuces so I'll be sure to snap a photo and include it in my next post or two. The greenhouse is also chugging along with the tables that we already have filling up fast (I saw Forrest in there at the end of the day cutting up wood into smaller wood to make the 12 more tables that we need). He also seeded another thousand onions today or so, so it seems it was a very productive day in the Our Table farming business.
As for the farm stand, it was also a very productive day/week. I forgot to take a picture, but you can kind of see the progress in the picture above behind Anatolio cultivating the garlic. New walls are being framed and we actually started putting up the ply wood sheeting on the kitchen side of the building which is super exciting to see. I feel like things have moved so fast in just the few weeks that I've been working with them. It's crazy to me that It was only a foundation just that long ago, and just the three of us have changed it so much. It's fun doing things with your hands!!
Til' next time,