Wednesday morning at the farm

Wednesday morning at the farm is always busy. It’s the morning volunteers and allotment holders alike work in the community garden, watering, weeding, planting, composting, mulching and harvesting. This is the time that maintenance is also carried out on the tools, the buildings, the tractor, basically anything that needs attention.  At the end of the morning the harvest is shared amongst the volunteers.

But whatever the weather, we all down tools at 10am for morning tea.

By then Helen will have the urn boiling away and the tables laid. Everyone brings something for morning tea, maybe a cake, a savoury or fruit. We use produce from the farm where we can.  Could be jam made from our fruit, pesto made from the basil, or a choko or sweetcorn pickle to go with biscuits and cheese. This is a great social time where everyone can catch up, and an opportunity to discuss anything that needs doing that morning.

Here is a shot I took this morning with Jo and myself to the left of the photo.  Tim sitting on his mother Judith’s lap is our youngest member and has been coming to the farm since he was born. It’s just lovely to have him around.

Brian, Leonie and Alex ‘taking five’ this morning.

Below – Pat, Helen and Judy on the Wednesday before Christmas. We laid out the ‘best’ tablecloth that day.  There was some serious eating to be done.

Another pic from our Christmas morning tea. I’m on the left, not really dressed for work in the garden. Di is sitting beside me and Dorothea is standing.

So that’s just a few of our volunteers, and that’s what we get up to on a Wednesday morning.

 

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