Monday, February 22, 2010

Ingredients: 1 Part Tractor, 2 Parts Topsoil


Yes that is a real live beautiful tractor in its natural habitat...the Farm.

Just to give some perspective on a NYC farmer, it took me about six tries to remember how to spell tractor correctly...obviously the city is getting to me.

Saturday was a big day on the farm as we learned how to properly make topsoil for soil blocks. These blocks are going to be used for seedlings to begin growth and eventually they will get transplanted to their respective beds. The ones we made today were specifically for onions.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Old McDonald Ain't Got Nothing On Us

"The fruits do not yield their true flavor to the purchaser of them, nor to him who raises them for the market. There is but one way to obtain it, yet few take that way. If you would know the flavor of huckleberries, ask the cow-boy or the partridge. It is a vulgar error to suppose that you have tasted huckleberries who never plucked them."
- Henry David Thoreau (Walden)


Today we picked our first radishes. I didn't think anything could be as satisfying as pulling my first carrot out of the ground, but this definitely felt great. The bed was covered in green leaves with no signs of red so when I was told to pull one I had no idea what to expect.