Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 1 -by Anna Zakelj

We left school at around 10:00 in the morning and drove to Kernersville where we went to Farmgirl Arts which is a small organic farm owned by Laura Fraser and Ken. Ken farms vegetables and chickens. They recently built a greenhouse, where he puts pre=germinated plants into larger flats. Then he sells the flats to ACE Hardware. The greenhouse was very organized. The floor was lined in gravel and all the flats of plants were perfect.

Laura showed us her sheep. They were rugged non-domesticated sheep. One of them had 2 sets of horns one that curled down and another that straight back. Laura said that that type of sheep can have up to 6 horns. Laura uses the wool from her sheep and Ken's dad's sheep to make felted sculptures of animals. She showed us different kinds of wool and explained how to process it.

Then we drove 5 miles to Ken's strawberry patch and cut the dead leaves off of strawberry plants so mold didn't grow on them.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a riveting account of the first day of your trip. I can hardly wait to see if mold grows on the strawberry plants!

    Just teasing. Hope you all have a nice trip.