Here's some pictures from the field day we and the ISU Student Organic Farm (
The brown box on the right. Omar just put this up on Monday, followed by about 9 inches of rain, which caused some problems with cement drying. So hopefully these pictures are still accurate. It's called the rocket, and it should hold a few hundred bats once the population reaches its height. This should help some endangered bat species and cut down on some of our pests. More photos below.
our creek is usually less than knee deep in August, and 15 ft wide
what with the flooding, the potable water difficulties, and the potential for more rain tonight and tomorrow, we will not be having a potluck tomorrow night.
hopefully we will be able to reschedule a discussion about conscientious eating in the future.
Here are some pictures from the Stephanie and Micah's last day on the farm (a few weeks ago now.)
We had some great events last week, and as usual very delicious food. We even got in the newspaper - so check it out below. This Friday, NIcholas and Alice will lead a discussion on Anarchism and Cooperation.
Here's a short article about Practical Farmers of Iowa, with a picture of Nicholas as a young leader of a really cool farm.
Below: update, events, including friday night potlucks into august, and farm concert and farm tour.
Today we had a very interesting discussion about health, led by Colette. I certainly learned alot! Next Friday, there will be a potluck at 6 and discussion at 7, led by Mary, who will be talking about water and geology. Since my camera's still not working, here's a picture of me next to water which contains large amounts of calcium carbonate and thus both creates and destroys geological structures.
Hello again, here's another update about what's happening at the farm: farm news, vegetable offers, and information on our next few Friday night potlucks. No pictures, cause i still can't find the cord that connects my camera to a computer.
Does it have a roof yet?
No roof yet.
as you might have guessed, it's been very busy on the farm, between the vegetables, the guests, lively pot-lucks, and of course, building a house. I finally got the pictures from back when we worked on the foundation, so i thought I'd do a little educational illustration of how to build a foundation. If you really want to build one of your own, there are probably very good books with instructions, but this is what we did.
as nicholas mentioned previously, we dug a trench.
Hi, my name is Steph Plant and I’m new to the farm. (Alice asked me to write a blog entry, which I consider quite a treat, except I’m not quite sure what to say..)
I came to mustard seed community farm a week ago and I’m really glad I did.