The picture below shows two of the things we have added to our farm over time that have helped us immensely with the work we do here. It may not seem like much, but it isn't always the big things.
A note to anyone who might see promotional materials for BCS - they show a petite woman, who has nary a hair out of place, walking beside the tiller to illustrate how easy this machine is to use. And, in fact, it is an excellent machine that I feel fairly comfortable with training most of our workers to use. However, the promotional picture shows this person tilling an already tilled, perfectly level patch of ground that is not likely all that long. If you are doing some real work with this tool you will feel it afterward. Yes, it does most of the work. Yes, a smaller person can handle it. But, yes, some energy must be expended by the operator as well. I think I'd have been less willing to pick on the promo picture if the person shown were wearing clothing that looked more like they actually *did* work in the garden.
And, to close things out - a few things that we're liking right now:
- Peach/lemon slushies after a long day working outside.
- Asparagus and baby portabellas sauteed together.
- People who have skills and desire to fix equipment efficiently so we can get our work done.
- Henlets running around their pen in the morning.
- An excellent selection of heirloom tomatoes in pots and ready to go to sales on Friday and Saturday.
- Cucumbers sprouted in trays and hopefully ready to go in the ground this weekend (if weather permits).