Reverse engineered to-do list

Thursday, April 26th: A reverse-engineered to-do list

  • Thin and fill out trays of lettuce and Swiss chard for the plant sale (everyone)
  • Prick out tiny ground cherry plants to pot up for the plant sale (Sophie and Alice)
  • Pot up green onions that are left over from a farm planting for the plant sale (Alex and Kiya)
  • Soak the trays we'll be transplanting (me and Ted)
  • Lay out spinach (me and Hao), plug it in (Kiya and Alice)
  • Transplant lettuce, fennel, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage (everyone)
  • Chat about how to get grandkids and nieces to eat foods they claim they don't like (me and Alice)
  • Direct seed salad mix (Ted)
  • Water the nursery, once fully, a couple times to spot-water dry trays (me)
  • Till under areas that were under plastic (Michael)
  • Check out the farm in depth with a field walk (Ted and interns)
 Ted leads a field walk with the intern crew (what we fondly call a Ted Talk)

Ted leads a field walk with the intern crew (what we fondly call a Ted Talk)

  • Set up irrigation for all those transplants (Ted and Phil)
  • Harvest leeks, for the first time ever, by himself, for restaurant orders (Phil)
  • Harvest, wash, and weigh produce (cauliflower, spinach, leeks, beets) for restaurant orders (me)
  • Deliver to Ciao Pizza for the first time this year (Kiya)
  • Deliver to 100 Mile Bakery (Michael)
  • Till under cover crop in the rest of Field One (me)
  • Shape, fertilize, and final till twelve more beds in the evening (Ted)
  • Wonder why some spinach in the greenhouse never took, laugh at the random few baby bok choy plants that bolted before filling out, dig into unsprouted melon pots to see if the seeds rotted, worry that hardly any bees are in the apple blossoms on such a fine spring day, relish the zamboni-like satisfaction of making cover crop disappear systematically into the earth (me.... but I wonder what everyone else would add to this point)
 Some spinach in the greenhouse failed to thrive.... my guess is a tiny critter called symphylans

Some spinach in the greenhouse failed to thrive.... my guess is a tiny critter called symphylans

 Tilling under cover crop, one more swath to go, clouds rolling in

Tilling under cover crop, one more swath to go, clouds rolling in