april may pictures of plants growing

It is a super busy time on the farm. Things are growing fast, we've gotten a lot planted, we are harvesting bucketloads of food, and we are still planting more food crops and prairie. I took a bunch of pictures a few weeks ago, but it has been hard to make it to town to post any pictures. a lot has changed since then, but i still thought these were fun to see.

blue false indigo, potato planting, cabbages, onions, garlic, strawberry, chive, sorrel, lovage, etc

see how fast things grow in the spring!

things are growing really fast. here's 2 pictures of me planting our first bed of carrots with the earthway seeder.
in the second picture you can see the lettuces we transplanted.
in the last picture (5/23/15)those lettuces are much bigger, and by the end of this week they will be all eaten up.

this weekend's events - please join us!

-Mustard Seed Farm will be hosting a potluck and concert this Friday 6/5 from 6-8 pm. Come hear Paul Doffing in a Farewell-to-Ames concert. Free and open to anyone. See a description of his music below. We'd love for you to join us! Bring a dish to share. And a lawn chair if you wish. **Please note that the calendar entry for this event is wrongly entered for Saturday**

-Please consider volunteering with us this Saturday 6/6 from 9-5 or a portion thereof for a work day involving sweet potato planting, prairie planting and digging a footing for our storm shelter.

upcoming work days

come help us plant!
2 upcoming work days

workdays may 23: 9-5 planting more trees and warm crops like tomatoes, peppers etc

june 6: 9-5 planting sweet potatoes, prairie plants and more

you too can have this much fun!

Farm to Clinic program

Special concert potluck coming up on June 5!

The first potluck at the farm for the summer season will be on June 5th, will feature a live performance by Paul Doffing. Please join us sharing food then enjoy the excellent and moving music of this talented singer-songwriter in his first performance in his newest bike tour. Help us give him a great lift-off! You can read more about his musical life at http://www.pauldoffing.com/press-and-promo.html.

Join us May 8 for the last winter potluck

Our last "winter" potluck will happen next Friday 5/8. The potluck will feature a discussion about combating racism, perhaps involving a film. Especially regarding recent police violence demonstrations in our cities, it remains a very pertinent, essential and challenging topic to address. Anna Johnson and David Weisberger will host at 209 South Oak Ave Apt. 110. 6-8 p.m.

Workday May 2 - Construction and building improvement

The farm will have a workday this Saturday 5/2 from 1-5. We're trying to do some construction/building improvement related work. There may be other important work to trump that, but so far that's the plan. If you can come, please heads-up with Nate (515-231-2002) by Saturday morning so he can make plans for which projects to tackle. Especially if you're handy . . . . but we'd love to have you any way you are!

prairie seedlinging

prairie burn

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