Frith Farm

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rain and Weeds

With the rainy weather this last week, the soil has been too wet to work, so we spent much of the week weeding. The ever-persistent quackgrass thrives in the cool wet spring, and would easily reclaim the fields if we looked away for too long. While it is difficult to ignore the Sisyphean nature of hand-plucking rhizomatous grass, it can be a rather meditative task, and a well-suited background activity for stimulating conversation. And it is undeniably satisfying to start with a grass jungle and end with 4 nice straight lines of tender mesclun greens.

No comments:

Post a Comment