Week 7: Six strong women

Isabeau, Alice, and Eliza bringing in the garlic harvest

Isabeau, Alice, and Eliza bringing in the garlic harvest

This week in the pack we will try to have peas and beans!  Check out the photo below:IMG_9667

On the farm we had some extra help from Eliza, who is from Delaware, and Isabeau, who is from France.  Adding two members to the team, especially such joyful, strong women, is a great encouragement.  It was quite a week!  We got a lot of rain, we picked cherries in Avondale (which is always very good for the soul), our crew got a lot more planting done, and Kevin worked on fixing up the intern house.  The crops are really coming on with the first tomatoes, and eggplant ripening!

Talking about strong women, there are three more in the photo below.  They keep surprising us with their strength.

Victoria, Lori, and Sidonie

Victoria, Lori, and Sidonie

Here are some more photos from the week:

Kevin planned to replace a few things on the porch of the intern house, and in the end, had to rebuild most of the porch!

Kevin planned to replace a few things on the porch of the intern house, and in the end, had to rebuild most of the porch!

Bernard had a visit from his parents, who jumped right into the packing with him.

Bernard had a visit from his parents, who at one point, jumped right into the packing with him

David picking cherries

David picking cherries

Alice picking cherries way up in the tree

Alice picking cherries way up in the tree

The view over the Avon River from the cherry orchard

The view over the Avon River from the cherry orchard

Alice setting up her trial comparing different composts, crab meal, and control, on a spinach crop

Alice setting up her trial comparing different composts, crab meal, and control, on a spinach crop

The grape field is looking mighty fine with all the hilled crops right now.  Salt marsh in the background

The grape field is looking mighty fine with all the hilled crops right now. Salt marsh in the background

Another view of the grape field

Another view of the grape field

This is why we call it the grape field: at one time it was full of Sevel Blanc wine grapes.  They keep showing up between the vegetables

This is why we call it the grape field: at one time it was full of Sevel Blanc wine grapes. They keep showing up between the vegetables

Alice harvesting

Alice harvesting gai lon

Isabeau harvesting

Isabeau harvesting chard

David giving Geoff some hot sauce he helped make about a year ago

Open Farm Day: David giving Geoff some lacto-fermented hot sauce he helped make about a year ago

Triumphant Sidonie harvesting garlic

Triumphant Sidonie harvesting garlic

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We have fantastic decorations like this all over the farm