We’re hopeful that the weather is turning and Spring is actually here! We’re a bit behind where we’d like to be thanks to all the rain and cold, and we could use a few extra hands this Sunday, April 13th. We’d like to get the leeks planted, and maybe a few other things. No experience necessary and you’re welcome to come for whatever part of the day you are able. We’ll do farm tasks beginning at 2 PM and stop at 5 PM for a Potluck. If you can bring a dish to share, that would be great! Also bring work gloves, a water bottle, sunscreen, wheelbarrows and favorite gardening tools. Kids are welcome, but please leave your pets at home. No experience necessary!
Update Friday March 21st:
Well, Sunday the 23rd is looking pretty wet, so we’re getting the potatoes in the ground tomorrow–Saturday the 22nd. If anyone has their heart set on farm work this weekend, then come on out anytime after 1 pm tomorrow and we’ll put you to work. (Prior to that, our regular crew will busy with other tasks). Otherwise, our next regularly scheduled workday (with a potluck) will be Sunday April 13th at 2 pm. Let’s hope for dry weather so that can happen!
From Saturday, March 15th:
The weather for tomorrow looks, well, wet! So we’ll be inside cutting up the seed potatoes in preparation for planting them NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 23rd. Anyone who still wants to come to the farm tomorrow to help with the potato prep, please join us beginning at 2 pm. It’ll be a bit low-key, but we’ll still prep the taters and then have a potluck at 5 pm, and Katie is still offering yoga after the potluck. The “real” as in outside, farm workday is now scheduled for next Sunday from 2 till 6, when the forecast is 81 degrees and sunny!
It’s tater plantin’ time! Join us this Sunday, March 16th at 2 pm to do what needs doing to get the spuds in the ground. Weather-willing, we may also put some onions in, and whatever else needs doing. No experience necessary! Humans of all ages are invited to come, but please leave the canines at home as we have some new fur people and feather people who are acclimating to life on the farm. Bring gardening tools–especially wheelbarrows, hoes, and garden gloves if you have them. Wear some shoes that can get mucky cause we’re likely to still be a bit soggy out here. If it rains, we’ll have some tasks we can do in the High Tunnel or under cover.
At 5 pm we’ll put away the tools and share a potluck together. Bring your favorite dish to share as you are able.
The event “officially” ends at 6 pm, but interested folks can stick around for a farm tour. Also, our newest resident farmer and yoga instructor (among other skills), Katie Serino, is going to begin offering yoga at Granite Springs on Sunday evenings, so if you want to join in and have a mat, toss that in your car too and she’ll help you work out the kinks from the workday! Come for whatever part of the day you are able.
Our second upcoming event is highlighted over on the Community Page and is our 3rd
Monday of the Month Open Meeting for those interested in learning about life lived in community, and especially the one we’re co-creating at Granite Springs. This month we have special guests Greg and Michael of Rising Earth Natural Building who will be telling us about natural building techniques. The evening begins at 6:30 pm with yet another potluck (get the idea we love to eat around here?) and the special natural building presentation will be at 8 pm. We finish up at 9 pm.
Hope to see you soon on the farm. Additional upcoming events can be found at the bottom of our homepage!