Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Eat Your Wheaties

When the squirrels started to discover our wheat crop, we knew that it was ripe and ready to harvest. We went out the the field with spades and twine, tying up little bundles and under cutting the grass. Once it was dry, we threshed the grain off of the stalk, winnowed the seed with the wind and a winnowing basket, ground it into flour, and made mall style pretzels in our cob oven... mmm good!

Monday, April 21, 2008

San Jose State Public Health Nurses

The San Jose State Public Health Nursing students
came to the farm.

From san jose nursing crew
We taught them about vegetables and they taught us about public health and our own health. they took our blood pressure and pulse rates.
From san jose nursing crew

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


The potatoes are our first crop to go into the ground this season. It was hard work to dig the trenches but we rejuvenated ourselves with latkas (potato pancakes) to celebrate.