After the last shipment of potatoes was picked up last week, I have the final numbers for pounds of produce harvested from the district crops at the farm. The totals are fairly close but not exact.
The district kitchens received about 2,000 lbs of produce in the form of squash, beets, beans, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi, endive, lettuce and a few other items that were small in number.
Second Harvest received about 1,925 lbs of the same produce as well as turnips and parsnips.
Not a bad harvest! It is exciting to think that another 2 acres will be planted next year. The raised beds are already being reserved for next year. Eldon Jons and another wonderful farmer, Ivan Englehardt will be plowing the field soon so if you haven’t cleaned out your bed, do so and throw your dead plants out in the field ASAP.
The wheat threshing was a huge success at Skyview and CCS. The pancakes we made from the wheat were cooked in about 6 minutes and according to our tasters Tom and Cherie, the pancakes weren’t bad. Tom said they tasted better than what the Marines served during WWII. If you would like your school to have a demonstration of the thresher, please let me know and we can set something up.
The assembly was made so fantastic by the three Masai tribe members who put on quite a show. (See attached photo) Mario and “Good Morning”, the warriors, thought the thresher was very interesting and Joyce was very gracious in our praise of her beadwork. Another demonstration was put on that same evening at the high school and the carnival attendees were treated to a conga line of sorts with the Masai singing a song and gathering students to join them through the halls and commons.
Plans are being made and I am making changes that will benefit our outcome for next year. If you have any suggestions, please don’t hesitate to send me an email.
Thank you for all your hard work and support! I have no doubt that years from now this garden will be a legacy that our community will treasure.
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