yesterday was harvest day for the CSA pickup
Also, there was a gentle breeze
but a few workers are enrolled in the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine
They are away for about a month practicing their herbal first-aid skills & learning more about plants & harvesting (& probably a lot of other things)
So I got to head out to the field & harvest 61 bunches of Basil
I tend towards not-doing-great-in-the-heat, so I just focused on harvest & drinking water
Then I set out to transplant the Brassicas
Do you know that (marvelous) children’s book – The Very Hungry Caterpillar…?
That shit is for REAL.
Do you see the munched out parts on the leaves & stems?
Some leaves are completely GONE.
– a phrase which me and my friend & farming mentor would say when we’d find plants munched down…
No point in getting grumpy about it.
If the plant still had it’s growing tip, It would be potted-up. If not…, to the compost pile.
Or, Imported Cabbageworms.
They’re really cute.
The adults are white butterflies that are beautiful, & perhaps tasty bird food?
They were fed to the laying hens.