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A Noob Farmer in Oakland

May 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · San Francisco · By: Casi

I’m a FARMER!!!!!!
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Very rarely do I get to experience the joys of submerging the San Francisco Bay via BART. The man-hole smelling tunnels, stain infested seats, and the “talented” BART performers is something I’m not usually too excited about. But, it does become quite interesting when you’re carrying a large rusty pitch fork! No one messed with us, and good thing because we had to get our gardening ON!!

[flickr size=”small” float=”left”]http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanfrancisconoobs/4594043504/[/flickr] Greg’s cousin Jeff bought a beautiful home in Oakland and has been fixing it up for a while now. The only task that was left was the jungle that had formed in his backyard. Like any mastermind, he somehow conned all his friends and family in the area to come pull weeds, rake dirt, and plant a garden with any and every fruit and vegi you could think of. Free labor!! GENIUS! ok, ok, he did provide all the necessities like beer and tons of food. Slaves, I mean, friends have to eat!!! (Just kidding Jeff!!!)

[flickr size=”small” float=”left”]http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanfrancisconoobs/4591826185/[/flickr] Although, I wasn’t super thrilled about all the bugs and I was sore in places I didn’t even know existed for about a week, I was glad to help. I learned how to suppress weeds with mulch and cardboard, how to mix new dirt with the old stuff, how to plant celery, and how to uproot a ginormous birds of paradise (merely as a spectator though). As a helper Jeff said we could come back anytime to go produce shopping. If there’s tomatoes involved, I’m so in!!! I can only imagine how good home grown salsa will be. I CAN’T FLIPPIN WAIT!

The beautiful finale
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Casi

Check out more pictures of all the hard work we did.

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  • sfBirdie

    Love it! Maybe you guys should do the same with, uh, your backyard? I will help!

    The yard looks amazing tho.

  • http://sanfrancisconoobs.com/ casandrakc

    haha, yea right! Otto, I mean, Stella would shred it to pieces!

  • http://superduperfantastic.net/ suki

    Cool! I'm only slightly inspired to work on mine… Meh, pulling weeds. :/

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