Pinksteren was a four-day weekend of very productive gardening with many volunteers. We had already started preparing the beds for the cucurbits (cucumbers, pumpkins and zucchinis), which we had sown about a month ago in the greenhouse, but which needed to be planted out quickly to make room for the tomatoes. This was hard work, as tough grass and weeds had to be dug out of the the ditches where we wanted to plant. Gerco’s trench tool (a WWII relict) turned out to be perfect for hard hacking. The hard work in the hot sun demanded quite some endurance from us, and Kiki, a bit worried about our mental health, kindly offered a cold shower for everyone interested. We also made a lovely circular bed and planted seeds for edible flowers. The highlight of the long weekend was a big salad with our own lettuce, kohlrabi, radishes, and herbs that we picked and transformed into a beautiful potluck in the evening sun.