Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Summertime at Gtown Farm



everything grows and changes so quickly this time of year that as i post these photos in mid july, the luscious lettuce and snappy peas you see are a memory that's already been replaced by waves of chard and carrots and beets and squash, soon to be joined by tomatoes and potatoes and so much more. the mix of hard work and incredible weather is creating a bountiful harvest for us and our extended community. a lot of the real exciting action is going on in the kitchen these days as folks experiment with preserving pickles and kim chi and sarukraut, blanching kale and anything else that will get us through the winter. meanwhile, the daily multiple quart jars full of goat milk in our fridge are being processed into yogurt and cheese, we're saving and replanting our kale seed, we're harvesting berries and the apples are soon to come, and we're getting better and working out the kinks, together. i feel so lucky to be here helping to make this all happen. here's a peak into our world:


Hot Fun in the Summertime...















































3 Comments:

Blogger heidiann(e) said...

so good to see what you've all been up to!
greetings to Ashley L, and smiles to all, from Phil & Heidi of the Finger Lakes!
cheers!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Imogen said...

Hi all,
My name is Imogen, I'm a recent Bard grad and was pointed your way by some friends from Feitler, the campus co-op. I'm looking for farm work and a co-op living situation in the Hudson River Valley for the next year or so. Though other forms of activism are important to me, producing food at a sustainable, local level is what I'm most interested in. Reading your blog, I feel like the Germantown Community Farm is exactly what I'm looking for. If there's any chance you have space right now for another person, or need an extra pair of hands, let me know! My number is 301-775-0572 and my email is IRMinton@gmail.com.
Thanks!
Imogen

10:53 AM  
Blogger la kara said...

hi there...
i'm interested in coming up for a visit/tour of your farm. we live in the southern catskills in sullivan county and are dreaming of a collective farm situation on our agricultural land and looking for models. do you have certain days set aside for visitors? do you have any work days planned for this fall when neighbors can come by and help out and also get a glimpse of your beautiful farm up close?
my mail is: klhomegirl@earthlink.net or 845.434.2312
thanks.
kara

8:58 AM  

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