“Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.” William Jennings Bryan

Sunday, June 6, 2010

June 6, 2010

These last two weeks have been busy with picking ripening strawberries. Luckily, fresh strawberries attract a lot of friends who come by and help to pick (and eat! How can you not!). The following are pictures of some of our friends who came by and helped…

Stacy, who volunteers at the farm to help us out with so many things brought her entire family one evening and helped pick about 7 buckets that night!

Griffin and dad Mark also made a trip to the farm to pick and took a break to hold one of our new Rhode Island Red baby chicks.

My wife Kath (left) was/ is the greatest help, picking every evening! God Bless her for all she does for me (and putting up with me)! Karen, on the right, supports us by volunteering with communications, picking every week, sending out recipes to share holders, etc, helped too, and brought her dog Hunter!

My daughter Stephanie (right) was home from school last week, hanging out before leaving for her summer internship at the New London Barn Playhouse in NH. With her is our “adopted” daughter Rose who lives nearby, and Zippy. The following evening Rose, who is a culinary arts student, coupled up with Stephanie and they cooked us all a really great dinner!

Gina, a friend of Karen’s, helped us package greens for distribution while her daughters helped pick strawberries. Later that evening she sang and played guitar for everyone!

Our son Allen lent a hand, doing all the background odd and end chores that keep the farm running – mowing, delivering produce, getting salt hay, taking care of the chickens etc!

In the end, we picked over 125 quarts of strawberries this year! Here are pictured a few quarts, along with greens, ready for distribution! Thanks to all of you who help and support our farm!

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