Cute baby animal alert….and a salad of weeds
|Can you tell what it is yet|
|Weeding them old squashes|
I’ll not lie to you…. We’re getting so desperate to get rid of weeds here at CropShare we’ve resorted to eating them. Here’s Liz with fat hen (Chenopodium album), a relative of spinach, shortly before she made it into a tasty salad. It’s got a great flavour, I actually like it better than chard (sorry Paul- who’s growing a lot of chard this year). Nice one Liz!
|View from the squash field|
A great lunch outdoors, seated in luxury at the newly built CropShare high table- a.k.a. that one what Paul made out of old pallets. The table is top quality and just what our hungry CropSharers need, thanks Paul! Here’s a pic of the proud owner….
|Paul’s 101 ways with pallets #1- sturdy table for CropShare alfresco lunches|
And I don’t need to tell you that lunch was awesome as always!
|Flowers for lunch again!|
|Only small plates left? No problem- this is the way to make a food tower|
|My dessert looks out at the lovely CropShare people enjoying lunch in the sun!|
In the afternoon we got down to weeding the onions- a crop we’re very familar with from last year! They do a lot better if kept as free of weeds as possible, so we were on the case.
|Taking a spin on the lay down weeder|
The lay down weeder goes quite slowly over the crop, so it can be weeded accurately either by hand or with small hoes. The volunteers move at a faster pace, and get less tired than weeding with full sized hoes standing up. Also who doesn’t like having a bit of a lie-down in the sun? Win-win situation! Don’t forget the cool video Axel made the first time we had a spin! Here’s two video’s from today, showing the lay down weeder in action.