Each fall we have a Farmer Appreciation Potluck Dinner for all our Working Shares and employees. The afternoon starts with Farm Games. You may ask “What are Farm Games?” Well, we have some creative ones that folks who work here can relate to:
Let me share some photos and videos of these spectacular games. Most of the photos are from this year, but a few of the videos are from past years and just a ton of fun to watch. Thanks goes to Dennis Gonzalo for this year's photos!!!
First you have to find the perfect weed, then you figure out the best way to toss it. The record is 120 feet! Some of the young men below tossed their weed over 70 feet!
Here’s a couple videos of how the weed toss can be done.
GARLIC BREAK UP
One of our jobs at the farm that takes loads of time is breaking apart the garlic right before we plant it. It is important to separate each clove, and do it gently so we don’t bruise it. We then plant these cloves in the field in the fall so we can have beautiful new garlic bulbs next July. This was a great farm game and we got close 20 lbs of garlic broken up in under 2 minutes!
BULB CRATE CARRY
The bulb crate carry is not only a matter of finesse, but each crate weighs a little over 3 lbs. The record is 19 crates for men (about 60 lbs) and 17 crates for women (about 54 lbs). The challenge: Successfully lift, carry 10 feet, and lower without tipping. The first video is 15 crates, next is 17, and the last is 18 crates.
It is always a blast to share a relaxing afternoon that includes fun times, laughter, and great food with those folks that you work with each week. Thank you to everyone that helps us at Stone Coop Farm!!