It’s been a fantastic season for us on the farm. Of course there have been some setbacks, but all in all, we’ve been so fortunate. But one of the main hassles we deal with on a daily basis is weeds. I’m not sure if it was all the rain, or weed seed in our mulch, or the fact that we tilled and planted in an area that was especially weedy before or a combination of all of that, but we’ve got WEEDS and LOTS of ‘em! Make that HAD weeds because here is the before:
and here is the after:
We ask our CSA members to give some of their time to help us work throughout the season. The last Saturday of every month we set aside the morning for volunteer time. This month, we were so overwhelmed with weeds, we decided to open it up to anyone who wanted to come. We put the call out for Crop Mob 2010 and ended up with a delightful and dedicated group of people who were rockstar weeders! In the four hours we worked, we got 14 rows weeded! It would take my poor little hands a week to get all that done. But aside from the amazing work we got done, it was also a great opportunity to make new friends and experience farm life first-hand. I think our volunteers had fun and we are so very appreciative for what they have done for us. Thank you, rockstars!