WWOOFing Part 16: More Planting, a Little Building, a Little Dismantling, and a Walk Around Nickajack Lake

Spring is definitely here in Tennessee: Over the past few weeks temperatures have moved in the direction of being consistently in the 70s with a lot of sun. And so in addition to all of us planting more mustards, I’ve also been out at the community garden planting radish, beet, and turnip seeds in the raised beds.

Me broadcasting mustard seeds while Daniel waters in the background, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Me broadcasting mustard seeds while Daniel waters in the background, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Jonathan raking at the Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Jonathan raking at the Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Jonathan and I lining up tires for the tire gardens, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Jonathan and I lining up tires for the tire gardens, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Jonathan, Daniel, and I have also been doing a few random things such as stopping by to help mark and dig out the post holes for a pavilion at the new location of the Tracy City Farmer’s Market…

Digging post holes for pavilion for Tracy City Farmer's Market, Tracy City, Tennessee

Digging post holes for pavilion for Tracy City Farmer’s Market, Tracy City, Tennessee

Augering post holes for pavilion for Tracy City Farmer's Market, Tracy City, Tennessee

Augering post holes for pavilion for Tracy City Farmer’s Market, Tracy City, Tennessee

…and then driving over to the old location of the market to dismantle a platform for scrap material, specifically intending to use the 2x6s to build raised beds at the community garden. Lucky for everyone involved, our friend Noah at Power Greens Greenhouse was able to use some of the plyboard so I helped him take the nails out of that while Jonathan and Daniel sawsalled and pry bared the platform.

Daniel dismantling the platform for scrap wood, Tracy City, Tennessee

Daniel dismantling the platform for scrap wood, Tracy City, Tennessee

Noah and I pounding nails out of scrap wood at the Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

Noah and I pounding nails out of scrap wood at the Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

Noah and I pounding nails out of scrap wood at the Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

Noah and I pounding nails out of scrap wood at the Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

I returned to Power Greens the next week to help power wash trays which was a lot of fun (maybe more so because I’ve not used a power washer before) and got to see the first seeds that Noah had already planted. I think lettuce is beautiful and also that these tiny leaves in the hydroponic trays were really cute so you’re getting a few pictures of these:

Noah power washing trays, Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

Noah power washing trays, Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

First trays planted! Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

First trays planted! Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

Adorable baby lettuce, Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

Adorable baby lettuce, Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

Salad bowl lettuce, Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

Salad bowl lettuce, Power Greens Greenhouse, Tracy City, Tennessee

It’s not all work and no play however: Last Sunday we walked some of the shore trails around nearby Nickajack Lake after playing some Frisbee. It was pretty cloudy, but the mountains around the lake were still quite a lovely sight.

Nickajack Lake, Tennessee

Nickajack Lake, Tennessee