Tuesday, August 10, 2010

keepin busy at the farm

Esteemed and loyal readers of this blog have probably been wondering why I haven't posted in two weeks (maybe three, I don't know). First, I want to apologize. I know that many of you depend on this blog for both practical gardening information as well as the whimsical musings of people who like to grow things, and I've let you down. All six of you. So please afford me the opportunity to let you know what I've been up to.

So the first session of camp ended, and we got a whole new batch of kiddies. One improvement we wanted to make was how we celebrate the harvest from our farm in the dining hall. So Rachel painted a lavish sign board, and everyday we update it with what came in from the farm, along with a full harvest basket. I found the baskets at an antique shop in Cold Spring, run by an awesome artist lady who is oddly obsessed with cats. Which is cool because Rachel's last name is Katz. It all comes together.

So here's a picture of the board, and another of me, somehow looking creepy in front of a basket of fresh veggies.

While our farm is booming, it's still not producing enough to feed the whole camp. So Andrew, the operations guy here, in his infinite genius, got us 10 CSA shares from Common Ground Farm, about 15 miles away. I've known the folks at Common Ground for a few years, and was excited that we were supporting them in such an awesome way. But I was even more excited when they came to make their weekly delivery in this bus. That's Tim, the head farmer, and his awesome food delivery device. He hopes to convert it to run on veggie oil this fall-we might help him out. After dropping off the food, he came into the dining hall, where he was greeted with a standing ovation from the campers.

It's good to be in a place that appreciates good food and the people who grow it.


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