What’s been going on?
Just a quick note to remind everyone about the Thursday pre-Christmas market and to wish everyone a happy Holiday season.
We have returned from yet more travels and are settling in to the cold weather mode of keeping the woodstove going, starting seeds in the greenhouse and catching up on reading. Soon we will need to begin cutting firewood for next year and other maintenance chores when the weather is decent. Until then we will just watch the cover crops grow and fiddle around in the little tunnels.
Lush cover crops and bare Big Top frames
What’s going to be at the market?
The main reason we are going to market on Thursday from 2:00-5:00 is the Brussels Sprouts are ready!
We will also have more beautiful Collards and Lacinato Kale. The last of the Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes). A few Japanese Turnips. And Betsy will have some festive Anemones too!
As a reminder if there is anything that you would like for us to hold for you at market just let us know by e-mail, by the evening before, and we will be glad to put it aside for you.
Hope to see you all at the market if not have a great Holiday season and warm winter!
Alex and Betsy
Just stumbled across your website and wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your posts. I am beginning a two acre vegetable farm this year on Martha’s Vineyard and have been doing lots and lots of blog readings while trying to decided whether or not to start my own. I found yours particularly well done– your writing is wonderfully simple and to the point while also managing to be descriptive. I like that you do not (as I think so many farm bloggers do) oversimplify or romanticize the work and lifestyle. I really appreciated seeing it. Your photos are also stunning. After reading some of your posts on this snowy northeast morning, I am dreaming about summer days. Thank you.
Thanks lily, glad you found your way here and find it useful. I guess after 3 decades of farming I just tell it like it is instead of trying to fluff it up and make it sound different than it is. Still a great life and way to make a living but like all things there are difficult and strange times too.