This morning as I walked back to the West side of the farm, the irrigation was on and running, placidly dripping out of drip tape. In a verdant, young peach tree, new leaves fresh and bright, I saw a rustling. On high alert for squirrels, I peered into the branches, trying to figure out what was going on in there. As I approached I noticed that there was a leak in the irrigation around the tree, likely the result of thirsty squirrels gnawing, and a thin stream of water was shooting in a brilliant sun-drenched arc into the low branches of said peach tree. There was a bird, probably a sparrow, who came upon that leafy shelter with droplets falling on it, just in the middle of that low branch, and began to take itself a bath. A shower, I should say. There the bird was, fluttering, fluffing, preening, loving this little rainy jungle, rustling away in the branches with not a care in the world. This not-supposed-to-be shower, this accidental opportunity, this anarchist chaos-loving bird, having a grand old time at the expense of a would-be problem. Was the water, then, wasted? Folks, there will always be leaks! But worry not, because there is always an opportunity in a problem, and there are always birds ready to shower. This week in farm, join us to celebrate an abundance of opportunity:
Sagen Café Farm Special: MONDAY 11:30-1pm, SCC
Switching it up! Today I harvested a boatload of kale for a delicious kale-watermelon-strawberry salad! We’ll also do a special on Friday, so stay tuned for that.
Cooking Workshop: Fava bean nori rolls, Thursday 4pm at the Farm Outdoor Kitchen
Who said sushi had to be made of rice? The farm is bursting with lava beans right now, so come on out to learn how to use fava beans instead of rice in sushi! We’ll be concocting rolls in all sorts of delicious combinations.
Beekeeping Workshop: Saturday 10am on the East Side
Learn the basics of beekeeping and hive life! There are only a few spots available for this week’s workshop. Sign up here and look out for a confirmation email. I will keep sending out the form every week that we’re hosting a workshop. Workshops are free and open to all.
Volunteer Hours: Saturday 10-12pm at the Farm
Work! Outside! Dirt! Jokes! Dirty jokes!