Sunday, May 4, 2008

Farming is tough

Today i learned how to use one of these. it's GENIUS I've never used one but it's so simple. Apparently it's a common agricultural tool. A little bit about how it works.
With freshly tilled loose soil, the front wheel helps separate the soil. The metal piece on the bottom in the middle has adjustable lengths to create a hole for the seeds. A gear on the inside of the red bucket intermittently allows seeds to drop through the metal piece in the middle. A chain follows that piece which pulls dirt over the seeds and following that is a flat wheel in back to help compact the soil. One just needs to be aware of jams in the gear. This is my first time using this and I am now fascinated with agricultural tools.
I've also got a new found appreciation of farm workers, after four hours of weeding my back begins to hurt immensely, it is NOT easy work.

I also learned how to braid garlic at the Center. It's very similar to french braiding, I guess it is french braiding just done upside down. I braided a set of 15 heads for my girlfriend and when I brought it home just she asked if we had a vampire problem. So for kicks I placed the braid on the door. The smell is much stronger but also sweeter than store bought garlic. Organic, locally grown and freshly picked is always the best.
So for all you garlic fans, come by the center QUICK and pick up your braids of garlic for free, they'll run out fast, i guarantee it, They were just picked today (technically yesterday, Saturday) and you just might get one braided by either myself, or the Goddess of Garey Ave.


me said...

By you or the Goddess of Garey Avenue? Now how can anyone refuse that!


Goddess of Pomona

Mona Hsieh said...

When am I getting garlic? You promised me GARLIC!!!