From August 2nd, 2016
Somehow another busy week has passed and I am still alive albeit incredibly tired. I am telling myself that I will rest in the winter as most animals do.
The farm has been jam packed with visitors and helpers this week! My friend Elena showed up on Thursday and went to work unburying chard and kale from overhead thistles. Jona showed up on Friday and revealed some rather prospering winter squash that I had planted in the spring, crossed my fingers, and then never checked on again. I was so happy and relieved to see they survived my negligence and they seem to have a very bright future ahead of them.
Yesterday, my sister Devon and buddy Ross showed up and lifted my tired spirits with their hilarious bantering. And that’s not all! They also harvested the beans, kale, zucchini, and squash blossoms for today’s box and prepped two new beds for me to plant! Thank you, thank you for everyone who has been contributing so much and making my life a million times easier.
Yet another exciting thing that happened this week was the Open House! Thank you so much to those of you who made it out. For folks who couldn’t make it, I’m hoping to host another one in the fall. Check out some great pictures that Devon de Leña captured below.
On Friday, a group of sixteen young people from a program called WILD (Wilderness Inner-city Leadership Development) trekked out to the farm from the International District. We talked about the food justice curriculum they’ve been learning this summer, they work they’ve been doing in the Danny Woo Community Garden, and how they have been measuring air pollution in the ID. I gave them a long tour of the farm, including a stop off at the river and the ripening blackberry bushes. After working in the hot sun for a brief stint, we decided to forego the rest of the day’s work plans and I sprayed them off with the hose instead.