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Farm Update, Sunday February 1st

February 2, 2009

By Nat Wilson

The warmth today made me almost forget the cold of the past couple weeks as we worked both in the greenhouse and outdoors at the farm this afternoon. Tory successfully finessed cooperation out of our finicky 6-row seeder, planting Swiss Chard in the greenhouse. Afterward, she helped shovel a clear new path from the Edwards St gate to the containers, while Franke pulled out any chickweed that was even thinking of encroaching on our spinach beds. Meanwhile, Tom exhibited excellent sledgehammer technique as he pulled more compost out from behind the container and into the prop house to thaw. As with so many things connected to the farm, we’ll be happy that we did this later.

We found one treasure. Snow and rain that had fallen into our green wheelbarrow formed a solid chunk of ice that we had to dump out while moving compost. As a result, we now have a squarish, semi-translucent, quarter-ton block of ice, waiting to be carved. I see a shoe. Someone else imagined a smart car. Or an ice cake, which could be timely for the 14th. Any other suggestions?
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  1. February 2, 2009 8:51 pm

    Chickweed is a wonderfully nutritious little plant. You might think of making use of wild plants as they reappear consistently and cost nothing to propagate.

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