Life on the farm and some initial experiences
June 18, 2014

Weeding tomatoes in the garden.
Weeding tomatoes in the garden.

Life on the farm continues, to amaze and teach. Since my last blog, I have been participating in many different aspects of farm life. This morning we moved a miniature highland calf and two pigs to their new homes at the farm. We made a make shift chute and directed them. Afterwards we went back to weeding in the garden. Just this afternoon we started planting the traditional blue and sweet corn. I can’t wait to see it grow.

My work is mostly in the garden. Though I have also been helping to wash and package eggs for sale. Right now I’m involved in weeding, and planting. Soon when the tomatoes come in, I’ll be documenting their production for the Ag department and OSU. This experiment has 12 plants of the same variety planted in a row, followed by 12 plants that have one of each variety they were working with. What they’re looking for is to see if they grow and produce more with their own type, or if they do better with different varieties. This promises to be an interesting and exciting experiment. I’m especially looking forward to working on this aspect of my internship, and seeing the results. The plants are in flower now and some even have a fruit or two on them. It won’t be too long now, especially with the heat of the summer already upon us. I am learning so much from this experience and from Amos. This is an amazing experience.

Comanche the mini horse graciously giving a quick ride.
Comanche the mini horse graciously giving a quick ride.