Monday, October 15, 2012
Weeds, But No Bugs
As always at our early morning Monday shift at Sanderlin we were without kids to teach. Seeing all the work that needed to be done however, we knew we would have a full day nonetheless. We took a quick walk around the garden and noticed how much things had changed in just the last week. The watermelons were bigger, the radishes starting to come up, peppers turing red, new squash starts had been planted, and as always after a weekend of no volunteers, the weeds were abundant. We all grabbed buckets and made it our mission to weed as many of the beds as we could while we were there. After bending over for the morning, our backs needed a break and we turned our weed buckets into watering cans, and set off to give the vegetables some needed hydration. Although it was a cooler morning than usual it was still nice to cool down, and wash our feet with some nice hose water. There was still much to do in the garden, but weeding and watering had taken up our whole shift. It would have been great to have been able to teach the kids about bugs, but the garden clearly needed the work we put in to set it up for the rest of the week.