GRP Farm Update

By Sandy Schenck

Just got an update from Steve who manages the farm with his wife Anne who, by the way, just had a baby last month. (They’re all doing fine… tired, but fine.)

The maze is going great. The corn, spaghetti squash, beets and carrots are getting close to harvest. The campers have particularly enjoyed the sugar snap peas, the mini squash and the bush beans. Pumpkins are coming along well.

The biggest hit with the campers is collecting potato beetles for the chickens. Since many had heard of the potato famine in Ireland this made for a good opportunity for discussion.

Also, by the next campout the potatoes and onions at Hemlock Field might be ready for cooking over a campfire. (How cool is that!?!).

irie in the sunflower maze