Over the winter months, most of the farm noise has been from geese honking and Hank crowing (our rooster). In fact, birds have been engaging in all sorts of fowl behavior. The geese have been threatening our winter crops. And a very brave red-tailed hawk has been threatening our chickens. Hank hasn’t proved as strong and fearless as his cocky demeanor suggests.
But recently, sounds on the farm are changing from avian chatter to other noises.
The shouts and laughter of children means that students are on a field trip “persuading” the geese to leave our crops alone and head into the wetland.
The clanking of metal on rocks means that volunteers on our weekly work party transplanting herbs to a new home.
The knocking and banging in the barn means that Sara and I are cleaning up, getting ready for our new season and new farm crew interns.
We are excited about the new season of growth at the farm. You can help grow the farm too between now and March 22nd. It’s Spring for Zenger, and if you shop at certain stores or eat at certain restaurants, they’ve promised to donate a portion of your purchase to Zenger Farm. For more information, check out the participating businesses.
- Bryan Allan, Farm Crew Leader