Wow I haven’t actually written anything in awhile. Sorry!
I am officially moved in at the farm after my amazing trip in the west! I also squeezed in a mini trip to Florida to see my amazing friends!
The farm is so awesome. I’m busy all day long but the work is fun and I’m learning so much! I’m definitely getting in the habit of doing the daily tasks of watering, opening/closing the high tunnel, cooking, and planting. I work alongside Nancy a lot of the time and occasionally she’ll leave me to do tasks on my own. She has been a wonderful teacher so far, I know I have a lot to learn from her.
So far I have learned a lot about how to regulate a high tunnel, plant seeds, transplant seedlings, and keep all the soil wet while things are growing. I’ve also started to learn some different flower species, and weed species and how to identify them. I’ve so far planted broccoli, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, cabbage, asters, zinnias, and a whole bunch of other stuff I can’t think of right now. And I’ve learned to transplant lots of things too.
At the farm there are two greenhouses, one attached to the barn and the high tunnel. The high tunnel is supposed to be somewhere between 60 and 70 degrees when possible, and the greenhouse is supposed to be between 80 and 90 degrees. So far in the high tunnel we have some colder weather greens like lettuce, spinach, radish, arugula, kale, and cucumbers. In the greenhouse is basically everything else except the onions that are planted in the ground as of today! Woohoo!
Also around the yard are some pansies, and daffodils coming up. The weather the past few days has been absolutely beautiful, I am definitely getting a nice farmers tan. I am loving it here so much, and coming home on weekends to hike and hang out is nice too. I’ll also probably be picking up a few shifts at DiMillo’s this summer too.
I’m loving life so much!!