Monday, January 30, 2012

Spring Interns' First Day

The farm has been part of the internship program of a nearby college for a few semesters now.  And while in some ways having interns on the farm creates more work for me, I definitely like the energy they bring to the farm.  The first year the farm became my full-time work was a bit of a culture shock for me.  Many weeks during the summer I didn't leave the farm except on market days.  Interns have become my link to the outside world.

Today was the first day of work for the three interns we have this semester and it could not have been a prettier day for them to start.  You can't ask for much more than sixty degrees, sunny and no wind in January.  

We finished killing spiders in the greenhouse and getting it ready to be filled by the end of the week.  We started lettuce, chard and pak choi seeds, we mulched on the grapes, 

and then I gave a few tractor driving lessons.  They took to the tractor like old pros.

In the meantime I'm training the Monster to take over the tractor driving lessons.

I think it was a pretty good day.


  1. Looks like you got a good crew! (Monster included)

  2. great pics of your interns too! looks like a great team! that close-up picture of all 3 on the tractor is great with that sunshine...