Monday, June 7, 2010

Ahh.....

Our newest intern, Kathleen starts this morning. She arrived last night. I started her out with a dinner of sauteed chard, boiled kohl rabi and green beans with olive oil and garlic, and a nice green salad with balsamic vinegar. A good healthy start with everything off the farm.

Today she'll be learning how to foliar feed (feed the plant) using fish emulsion and she'll learn the joys of weeding and cultivating. Next Saturday is our first Farm Table Dinner so the place has got to look fantastic. We'll also be harvesting and hanging garlic. I'll never forget my first time to harvest garlic, it was in knee high weeds and much of it was split. There was no place for it to go so harvesting included a full day of clean up. Big lessons; weed your garlic consistently and have somewhere dry, dark with good air circulation for it to go. Some of my first experiences with gardening was explicit lessons on how not to do it, so Kathleen should benefit greatly from my first flailing.