Herbs: Dill, Cilantro, Parsley,
Zucchini and Summer Squash
A Busy Week at the Land School
100 students and their staff members from Great River High School arrived here on Monday morning and will be here until tomorrow afternoon. Along with their own micro-economy projects, creative and physical expression, games, meals, bonfires, and other activities, they have been helping us work on many projects around the farm. These have included: cleaning out the new chicken coop and llama/sheep pen, organizing the lower level of the Red Barn, disassembling the temporary chicken coop in the Red Barn, drying herbs and preserving other produce, cleaning out the root cellar, taking down garlic from the rafters of the Long Barn and preparing it for market, mulching the raspberries, clearing trails, reinstalling bridges on the trails that had been washed away by the rain, and re-wood-chipping the trail between the Homestead and Farmstead.
Class F came for a day visit on Tuesday. They harvested edamame, green beans and zucchini and did work on the trails alongside groups of the high school students. They were able to take a hike to the pond and do observations. My group found a log near the pond's edge on which we rested for twenty minutes, and after a very active morning, I appreciated the opportunity to sit in silence, to notice the ways in which these E2ers were engaged with their surroundings and each other, and to listen to the wind blowing gently through the woods. We certainly enjoy the day visits, and we also look forward to having more extensive time with all of the E2 students during each class' overnight that will happen this fall.