What’s been going on!
It appears to be the pattern now that we have unusually warm Novembers that make the fall and winter crops grow faster and more lush than they should and then in December the hammer comes crashing down. No easing into cold weather for us or the crops. Last weekend we had several mornings at 20 degrees and Friday morning looks to be in the high teens.
Jennie has been harvesting some of the outdoor crops today before the cold and rain come in to make it really hard to uncover those plants. The vegetables in the tunnels can of course be picked later in the week. Betsy and I have been working on some greenhouse projects and some early winter reorganization of supplies and equipment.
Barely a few weeks left in this year and the planning for the next season and reflection on the last is well underway. As always we are honored to have this beautiful piece of land to work and care for and the ability to do so year after year. We couldn’t see this far into the future 35 years ago and might have been daunted if we could have but the journey continues to be a good one.
As I tell groups that I talk to about farming that while most farmers, especially new ones, focus on production details and if they can make a living doing it that in the end, while those things are important, the real focus should be on the people they are in contact with during the course of their business day and their quality of life. Without all of you we could not be the farm we are today and will be in the future. It is your support, interest in what we do and of course eating our food that makes all of this possible. For that we thank you!
Only a few markets left this year, Jennie will be at the market this Saturday and we will all be at the pre-Christmas market next Wednesday the 21st from 3:00-5:00. We will be irregular at market after that, depending on the crops and the weather We really hope to be able to see you at market but if we don’t we wish you all a happy holiday season!
Picture of the Week
Beautiful lettuce with additional covers at the ready pull over before the hard cold
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