Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Prepare Prepare Prepare

Many volunteers (60 plus) came and helped at the Farm on
Tuesday, April 8th.
We are moving, adjusting and testing the sprinkler hoses prior to installing
them in the grow boxes.  Our water to the Farm hasn't been turned on yet, so we had to stretch long hoses from the Church over to the farm for the water testing.  Water will be turned on by the 15th of April.  The irrigation water will be available the first part of May. 
In the field we irrigate.

 Finally the weed cloth is attached to the grow boxes. 
This will avoid long hours on
bended knees, crawling along the ground pulling weeds in the boxes. 
We have 32 boxes 85 feet long and 5.5 feet wide.

 Another view of the weed cloth in the boxes. 
All the long hours of "burning" the
holes in the cloth will soon pay off when we plant.  It took us about one hour to burn all the holes in the weed cloth to cover one box.  All in all we spent about 32 hours in this regard.

Tonight we had many volunteers to help with the work. 
We really appreciate these volunteers and the service they do
each time they come to the Farm.

 Hoses and lots of them to be separated and installed in each box.
Some boxes require a set of 3 or 4 hoses depending on what plants will be in the box.

Another view of the mass of hoses.  These
hoses have tiny holes in them to water
the plants under the weed cloth.

Another view of the grow boxes and
the workers and missionaries.  
Duties of the missionaries varies from week to week. 
Leveling of the field is one duty.
The missionaries spend a minimum of 10 hours per week at the Farm and
there are 21 missionaries serving.

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