Scenes from the Farm and the School Garden–January 2015

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Old peas. The farm has adopted no-till so we just cut them off and leave the roots now. Far better for everyone. If you’re not already practicing no-till, you should be. 🙂

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Grasshopper. No, I don’t kill them. They make a gross, crunching sound when you do.

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The pinkie pigs eating the peas.

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A few various scenes from the farm.

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These are the Kunekune pigs. The little red one was  suspected  to have escaped but perhaps reentered the pen while we were searching. We’ll never be sure. All I know is I reached my step goal before noon that day. 😀

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Kale for transplanting.

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Dirt from the farm for the school garden.

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One of the school beds I fixed up for a lesson at the end of the month.

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It was very clear this month. Some great views. I try to enjoy them while I can. I’m sure that this field will be about 500 houses soon if the city has anything to say about it.

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I sneaked some pics of Farmer Boy while he was working.

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A day off school means a morning working at the farm. They were very good helpers, though. 🙂

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Braniac on the tire swing.

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Some lettuces…and such.

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Baby leeks to transplant.

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Bare root blackberries.

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Turkeys, waiting, um, anxiously for Thanksgiving. 😉

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Kunekunes in the morning.

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A few swiss chard for transplant. They didn’t get watered quite as good as they should but I think they are happy in the ground now.

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I spent a few days working to prep some beds for a lesson at the end of the month. Unfortunately, I got stung by something on my knee and couldn’t even bend my leg for several days. Still don’t know what it was except painful.

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A couple sky pics.

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Creating cabbage seedlings.

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As I pointed out on Twitter…this smells wonderful. 😀

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Another sneaky mom photo.

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Spock was bored one day while we waited for Farmer Boy so I sent him to take some pics around the place.

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In case you didn’t hear, or smell, there was a fire near the farm. Even after the rains it burned.

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And these, I’m sorry to say, are all the pics I remembered to take during the lesson at school. My photographer was at home babysitting his little brother, and I tend to be, well, teaching. 🙂

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