This week I decided to work during the Howdy Farm's Volunteer hours. This was my first time coming to volunteer hours and it was awesome!! I loved interacting with so many different people and it was incredible to hear everyone's personal connection to the Howdy Farm. Not only did I get to talk to a lot of cool people but I also learned something new: planting. I normally work Thursday afternoons so I tend to run the weekly market. I don't really get to plant and harvest as much as the other interns (not complaining, I love working the market!!), but when working the market it's a bit difficult getting invested in planting/harvesting because of potential customers. By working this week on a Friday I was really able to learn one of the biggest factors to running a farm, actually growing the food! Earlier in the semester I had helped plant a couple of trays worth of lettuce seeds. A few weeks have passed and now those little lettuce seeds are baby lettuce heads ready to be planted on to the farm. With the passing of a few more weeks, the baby lettuce heads will be ready for harvest. I've grown a few things in my life, but I've never grown food. It's pretty amazing to watch a little seed grow into something as delicious as lettuce. Once the lettuce is ready to be sold, I'll be in total awe. Like I grew that and now it's ready to be sold!! How awesome is that?! I think it's pretty rad and I especially can't wait to try all the yummy lettuce!!
Here are some pictures of what the lettuce looks like out on the farm. So. Much. Lettuce.