Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Volunteering at Quail Hollow Farm

Today my friend Rachel and I went to volunteer at Quail Hollow Farm. We started at 8 AM, which meant we had to leave Vegas a little before 7.

We got there and were immediately put to work picking spinach. Their spinach is amazing; the leaves are huge. After that we were moved to radishes, which I'm not a huge fan of, but they are super fun to pick. Then we cut some lettuce and some Swiss chard, which is a huge lettuce with bright multi-colored stems. Last, we cut some asparagus.

Then it was time to assemble the farm baskets. These are the baskets that the people who have a share in the farm get every week. They are huge! Not only did they contain what we picked, they also had carrots, two kinds of turnips, and several other kids of lettuce.

The farm itself is amazing. We got to play with baby goats, and I petted a couple of cute pigs. There were crazy birds everywhere; chickens, roosters, some mean-looking geese, and huge turkeys.

We were there for six hours in all, and it was so worth it. I would go back there to help again. Their Wednesdays are insane!

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