Peregrine Farm News Vol. 17 #1, 1/17/20

What’s been going on! 

The last sojourns of the winter are now done and we are home to concentrate on the spring farming season.  That little blast of spring we just had in January is now gone and real winter temperatures are now upon us.

I had a another great trip to far west Texas to walk around the desert in Big Bend National Park and this time it didn’t snow here, leaving Betsy to clean off the tunnels by herself, like last year, I still owe her big time for that one.  This last weekend we went to Tennessee for our annual Southern Foodways Alliance event and gathering of the Fellowship of Southern Farmers, Artisans and Chefs.  It was an enjoyable time visiting with friends and learning new things including an interesting talk from Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill restaurants in NY.

Yesterday we were back at it taking advantage of the last of the warm weather, planting the fifth of the six tunnels to more lettuce and turnips.  One more tunnel to go and then we are out to the open field with the earliest outdoor plantings.  I can say that I was a bit stiff this morning.  The early spring plantings and prep has always been hard on the body but at 63 it is a whole other kind of thing, just got to keep moving.

Pictures of the week

P1050307One of the many cool things I found in the desert

P1050406The last rays of the day on Lettuce for February

What’s going to be at Market?

We will be!  I guess we are back for good now.

Betsy will have lots of brilliant Anemones for the cold days to come.

There will even be some more Green Little Gem lettuce!

Hope to see you all at the market!

Alex and Betsy

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