Over 1600 lettuce heads planted into the ground, 12 hundred strawberry plants planted, and an overall back- breaking day at the farm has ended! And we are thirsty.
Nothing quite like the quench of a Harpoon I.P.A to heal the wounds from today.
One thing is for sure, I will never look at another strawberry the same again. Three long hours were spent with the strawberries, and they were not pleasant ones.
I planted strawberries for the first time at the farm last year, but I am pretty sure that I blocked out how traumatic the experience was. It is back-breaking, uncomfortable, and time-consuming. (oh wait, and sometimes a little bloody!!)
Anyway, I am sure the strawberries will be delicious next year when we finally get to eat them. Until then, most of our time will be spent weeding the darn things. At least we have last years strawberries to enjoy in a few months!
With all that being said, I have had a lot of emails and comments recently asking specific questions about our farm work. This weekend I will do a post on Hutchins Farm and try to paint a clearer picture of what we are doing. But one thing I will tell you first, I am a beginner. All of this is new to me. Until last year I had never even used a shovel. I couldn’t tell you the difference between a leek and a scallion. So be prepared, I am on a farm journey and learning as I go.
First time with a “real” shovel. Documented last year at this same time.
I first started this blog to show my family what I was up to. (I wanted my dad to be proud of the physical labor I was doing, and my mom to be proud of all the great meals I was learning to cook!) And now I am lucky to have hundreds of viewers every day checking in on what we are up to. I am so happy to have you all along for the ride, and I will do my best to answer all your questions. But bear with me, sometimes I get home from work and don’t always have the energy to explain everything. And heck, sometimes I don’t even know the answers! But again, thank you to each and every one of you for reading along/cheering us on as we maneuver our way through the farm life!