Brendan and Bethany will be informally apprenticing with Rog to learn how to bake wood-fired sourdough bread, will tackle some serious veggie gardening, and help us with the Farmers Market.
Rog wasted no time; after supper last night he taught them how to make the sponge for the bread. This morning, the interns were cleaning out the Summer Kitchen, in preparation for a marathon baking session, when Bethany heard an unfamiliar peeping sound. She followed the sound and discovered 9 newly-hatched chicks in the central space of the barn. The chicks had fallen into the openings of a concrete block and couldn't get out. We did a chick rescue, reuniting the babies with their distraught mom, who, despite having already hatched 16 chicks, is still sitting on a few more eggs.
We are so delighted to have these two enthusiastic, friendly young people at Squash Blossom Farm this summer - full of energy and curiosity and eager to dive in. Welcome!