Adamah Apprenti 2010April 15, 2010 at 9:51 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
What a season it’s going to be with these strong, smart and rock’n’roll ladies! I got a chance to check in with them in the pasture last week. Here’s what I learned.
So, you’ve been here for a few days already – what’s the most exciting thing you’ve done so far?
Julia & Emi: Seeing baby goats be born
Emi: And wiping the goo off them!
Lauren: Seeing the first shoots up in the greenhouse for sure.
Where did you grow up, and what are you most looking forward to about the season?
Emi: Lodi, California. I’m looking forward to cooking with vegetables right off the farm. And possibly developing delicious new cheeses. Moldy ones.
Julia: I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun, and watching the goats grow up over the summer. I’m from Berkeley, CA.
Lauren: I’m psyched to meet the Adamahniks, and get down and dirty on the farm. Watch the vegetables grow, and eat them. I grew up in Mission Hills, KS.
Do you have a favorite tool you’re bringing to Adamah?
Lauren: I have a Leatherman that I’ve had for years, but never really had a chance to use. I’m thrilled to carry it around in my pocket now. It’s already covered in dirt!
Emi: We’ve been lining the walls of the milking parlor – that is, putting up walls where before it was just studs. I’ve been using the circular saw a lot to cut the boards and really enjoying that.
Julia: I’d have to say the mallet. It has a lot of uses. At the moment – it’s useful for banging wall boards into place, but I’m sure I’ll use it for a lot of things.
There are a lot of stereotypes about farmers and farmer-types, so I have to ask the big question: how do you feel about kale?
Julia: I say NO to dino kale.
Emi: I agree. Too chewy. I like the curly kale though.
Julia: Me too.
Lauren: I don’t discriminate against leafy greens. I’m a kale enthusiast.
Any favorite tunes you’re brining to the farm?
Emi: When completing a difficult task, you can expect to hear “Eye of the Tiger.” I’ll be doing a triumphant dance with a lot of fist-pumping.
Lauren: We listened to a lot of R&B and soul in the Cultural Center last year…I expect you’ll be hearing me belt out renditions of Aretha Franklin faves in the field…
Julia: Depends on the mood. But I do have some songs I like to sing to the goats at night.
Lauren: Me too! I sing to the chickens!
Good night ladies, good night hens
Good night ladies, thank you for being my friends.