March 24, 2010
Spring Break. If you’re a student, these two words have quite an impact. If you’re us at the farm they have a large impact as well.
Three youth and two adults from First Christian Church, Salem, OR, visited the farm yesterday. During their visit we had the opportunity to talk a little about where food comes from. During this time we talked about why our neighbors and us raise food the way we do. And we talked a little about how they impact the preparation of the soil, and the treatment of plants and animals during growth. Then we worked.
Five people can get a lot done compared to one! The nursing barn was pitch forked, raked clean and a new layer of straw throughout. The mainline is now laid down, glued, and backfilling begun. In a few short hours, what would have take days is completed, well.