Peregrine Farm News, Vol. 18 #1, 1/1/21 Happy New Year!

What’s been going on!

I had planned on our usual end of the year missive but decided that it would be much more fitting to start the New Year looking forward and just let 2020 slip away.  Not that we are not thankful for many things from last year including the incredible support from all of you, the wonderful Carrboro Farmers’ Market (still the safest place a human could be in public), this beautiful farm that we have been able to hide out on and of course, that we haven’t gotten Covid!

We are looking forward to all the good things that 2021 will bring.  Hopefully a less rainy year, Covid vaccinations for us by summer and the return to somewhat normal routines.  We have planned a bountiful spring for our 40th growing season and what we intend to be our last for public consumption.  I promised Betsy last year that this would be our final season and further agreed that we would stop the end of April shortly after our 40th wedding anniversary.  I think retirement is the present for 40 years of wedded bliss.

We look forward to gardening and growing food for just ourselves and family.  We look forward to travel and eating at restaurants again.  We look forward to spending time with friends and family and just kicking around here on the farm with whatever project we dream up. 

We also hope for a quick recovery for all of those folks who have been severely impacted by the corona virus both physically and economically, especially our friends in the healthcare, hospitality, entertainment and service sectors that have shouldered the brunt of the losses and pain.

As a sign of the changing times we had a tremendously beautiful sunrise the other day and with it a huge murmuration of birds- thousands and thousands of starlings and crackles I assume, with their eerie cackling and swooping, acrobatic flock displays.

Pictures of the week

What’s going to be at Market?

We plan to be back in January 9th with the first and small harvest of Anemones!

Stay safe and well and we hope to see you all at the market!

Alex and Betsy

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