It was a great day to have family over (and put them to work). All day yesterday and this morning E! and I had tilled the field and run the thatcher across (to collect the uprooted weed and grass) in preparation of the onslaught of cheery and willing laborers.
The first task was to collect the rocks on the field (though the soil here is very fertile, it is also very rocky).
We staked out the rows ...
... and (literally) ran twine to mark them.
Stick the seeds in the ground, and hope for lots of rain.
All hard workers deserve a hearty meal.
Thanks to all for helping (Leslie, you may notice the blog title saying family farm day 2009; you know what that means ... ;-).