The stork recently dropped off a crate of oyster seed from a California hatchery. Here's a handful of them:
Jose and Cleo spent an afternoon putting the babies into grow-out bags:
which will protect the seed from predators such as snails and crab.
The bags were strung together and then placed out on the beach. In 3 months, the oysters will be big enough to face life on the beach without the protection of the bags. And after another 2 years or so, the oysters will be big enough to hit the market as beautiful, and very single, oysters on the half-shell. Sound attractive? You can get hooked up with some over the internet right now, just go to our store site.
Liberio, explaining how he's going to use a barge to drag the string of oyster boxes out onto the beach at high tide.