In Texas there is a saying that says "If you wait long enough, the weather will change." This is especially true in the Winter. The news reporters were warning of a big freeze with a blustery cold front several days in advance. So, our farmers had fair warning to prep for the freeze. Since we have had such a big long growing season and have 21 garden beds to work in, we decided to let nature do it's work and let things freeze. There was a lot of harvesting going on in preparation of the deep freeze.
Our herbs were cut back and hung on a dowel to dry. Not only does it make a great fragrance in our classroom, it also will be used to make herb packets to give to our teachers and friends of the farm.
We needed to get our big pumpkins into smaller pieces that would be easier to compost. Smashing the pumpkins was too much fun!
After adding the smashed pumpkins, we poured in dead leaves for our nitrogen layer.
We work hard but always have time for fun! My new puppy, Lady, joined Farm Team this week. The kids wore her out!