With the first sunny days, Plukrijp was honored to receive the help of two additional volunteers this week. This allowed us to do more work than we had planned. A big thank-you Anouk & Elly Lisa!
We raked the low long beds at Hei and seeded them with parsnip and carrots (with radish as markers).
In open tunnel 5, we weeded and scratched the left side and the center bed. We did the same in the center bed of open tunnel 4. This way we gave the chickens lots of vitamin-filled weeds to keep them healthy and happy.
We weeded and scratched also the right side of open tunnel 1.
We finished the weeding of the Elephant garlic in between open tunnel 4 & 5.
We removed the spontaneous cereals and weeds between closed tunnel 3 and open tunnel 4 and scratched.
Because we didn’t have enough wood chips to cover the entire length between closed tunnel 1 & 2 , we finished the line with straw.
In the greenhouse, Bram repaired the seedling chamber which allowed us to sow courgettes there. Thanks Bram! We scratched between the salad, coriander and mustard on the left side. Because the spinach we seeded before didn’t come up, we reseeded and scratched it in. We keep watering the seedlings.
We observe that the herding of the ducks in the Food Forest into their coop at night becomes easier with time and trust. Instead of chasing them into the coop and then feed them, we are now able to come with the food and they follow us into the coop calmly and smoothly. Can we learn from these creatures that with compassionate consistency, we create a bond of trust as opposed to one of fear?
A regular from Plukrijp offered us her garden house for the children. Bram and Tom have gone to dismantle it and it is waiting to find its place in the garden. Big thank you Anja for this wonderful gift!
Jojo made a specialty from South Africa: rusks. This is a classic very dry bakery that was taken on long journeys. These delicious biscuits are usually accompanied by a rooibos tea. Thanks Jojo!