This is my dad, Alan. He helps a lot. He's the resident astronomy expert. And pilot.
This is Emily, student-by-cool-weather, flower farmer-by-warm-weather. She's working on becoming the next resident astronomy expert.
This is Alex, my brother-in-law. Also a pilot. Also good at digging up large shrubs.
This is Jordan. He works really hard at pretending to not be enthused. Actually a photographer. Probably won't be pleased with his portrait.
This is my sister Holly, and this is probably my favorite picture of her that exists. Great veterinarian. Very silly.
This is Roy, a local poet. Leader of the poetry group that was a huge part of my decision to settle in New Hope.
This is Kara, my biggest promoter and constant supporter of the farm. She's always telling me how the herbs help her family, is full of stories and solid advice, and even does things like come to chop roots by hand.
This is Dylan, the young gardener and up-and-coming political activist.
This is Rich, a gardener who brought lots of plants to a new home. They're thriving!
Roots are wild.
A burdock plant with its ginormous leaves.
Roots for days.
Jordan, Alex, Holly, and I have been engaging in shenanigans since our high school days. They weren't fazed by the crazed transplanting.
Digging digging digging
Roy came to help even though he had an awful toothache. He's better now.
A truck full of transplants...
Digging up my precious rosa rugosa bush
Moving the rose bush
Squad serious face pic. Except Alex, who's devious as always.
We can smile too, though.
Sister pic. We both look great.
It's like an herbal jungle.
To the holding bed!
This is Stefan, a farmer at Tinicum CSA. He helped me take down a bunch of fencing and calmly talk about life while doing so. His farm has an amazing CSA that you should check out if you're in the Frenchown, NJ area. (Yes, I said "should." Trust me on this one.)
An inspiring picture of mullein drying on the stalk.
My mom Cassandra and her friend Kevin (in the pic on the blog post) basically helped me move everything that wasn't plants, including this beautiful drying cabinet that they DESIGNED AND BUILT. Come see it in person. You'll be impressed.