Although the rain has made June feel more like Junuary, last week was filled with one rain soaked adventure after another for us apprentices. (I feel bad for the little basil that got planted in our plot last week and the shock of weather that they have had to endure). Although Elaine did mention how lucky we were to have gotten our plots in the ground before the rain. The fury of rain, including the torrential downpour that we experienced while planting the mighty Brassicas, has created a light haze of weeds that now cover the fields. (I see much more hoeing and weeding in our future).
Apprentice plots are looking good, and miracle of all miracles-they have produced some plants!! Peas, beans, lettuces, radishes and other early growers have poked their shoots out. We also learned about post-harvest processing this week (remember to never store your apples and carrots together!), spent some quality time with the chickens and learned the value of a sharp knife.