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Work Day 2

May 26, 2009

This is an extremely belated report on our second work day at the Dirtbox, but that in no way reflects the level of success we had yet again. Even with a few less hands than last time, we still accomplished an enormous amount, and we can’t thank you all enough. Everything is coming together and beginning to look like a real operation, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Here are a few tasks accomplished from the work day:

1. Four types of hops were planted with string supports in place for their future growth up the side of the old barn – thank you Catherine, Christian and Rob!

2. More double digging! We were in sight of the end of our bed preparations…

3. The herb garden was fully forked with topsoil spread, ready for planting! Thank you to Micah for endless wheelbarrow trips of topsoil and Anne for endless amount of spreading.

4. Planting has begun! After Catherine sorted through all of our chard starts that we started from seed not long ago, we began the process of laying out our beds and actually putting things in the ground…

5. Lastly, Nadine laid out the most amazing drip irrigation system, providing water to our soon-to-be thirsty plants throughout the beds. Thanks to Rob for diligently plugging in all the emitters!

So again, thank you endlessly to all of you who came out and helped us dig away in the hot sun. We are eternally grateful for such great friends, and we promise you prolific amounts of veggies, flowers and eggs in return.

Here is the photographic documentation of the weekend (along with a few extra pictures that I couldn’t help but throw in):

Click on the picture for the slideshow!

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