One of my favorite things about working at the farm is passing the same fruit and vegetables plants each day and seeing them mature. I see the plums ripening towards a deep purple, the kale becoming more leafy and dark green, and the apples becoming larger and rosy red. I can’t wait ’til they are ready to harvest and share with everyone. It truly is amazing watching mother nature perform her handy work. It seems so effortless.
Today was a rainy and dreary day at the farm, but the plants were absolutely loving it and it was the perfect day to learn about worms and how they aid in composting. The kids had a blast playing hide and seek among the mulberry trees and blackberry bushes and were beyond excited to dig into their end of the day popsicles that they had made by grinding up harvested mulberries and strawberries. Needless to say I’m excited to see what tomorrow brings.
Here’s a random sampling of photos from the last couple days, which includes:
pretzel making, leafy greens, pot painting, corn tortilla making, ucsc farm and garden, and some homemade meals in the new house