On Monday this week, some of the interns got some tractor time mowing cover crops like buckwheat in some of the upper fields. Cover crops play an important role in organic gardening, acting as green manure for the fields and returning much needed nutrients to the soil. Some cover crops like legumes even fix nitrogen.
And when you mow, sometimes you attract an interesting wildlife audience. A hawk came by hunting in the freshly mowed fields, snagging a lunchtime snack.