In which we deploy nursery trays                                                                                                     

The boys are back in town.  They jumped right in and together with S. are helping gear up for the baby clams.  We’re putting out our nursery trays.   Before we can take this years’ crop of clam seed from the hatchery, we need to put our nursery trays out on the bed.                   
We string the mesh cages along a length of rope to hold them down, then fill them with native
sand.  The trays protect the little seed, keeping the crabs and fish predators at bay (n.p.i.) while the seed are small. 
Forty trays down, two hundred to go…

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