The break in the rain has been welcome, as the growing fields and pasture needed time to dry out. However, even as I am grateful for the dry spell, I do hope there is more rain in the future. The large herd of cows, as well as Stella and the sheep, are back out on fresh grass. The pigs were moved back into the big barn where they have more space and fresh straw in which to root around.
The crew did not work the first week of the holiday break; Seth and I did chores and tried to find some quiet time in between all the various festivities. The second week of break, we were fortunate to travel to New Hampshire to see family and friends while the crew cared for the farm. We missed the cold temperatures here but we can see evidence of them in the fields.
The deck and railing on the chick barn are complete. We built the railing from old redwood fence posts that we saved after replacing the fences. They are covered with moss and lichen. It was simple to build and exciting to find a use for some of the fence posts! Now we are working on the new roof for the wood shed.
he winter vegetables look battered after all that rain and then the cold spell. Honestly, even the grass is slightly yellowed and limp. We shall see if some of the vegetables recover; I know the grass will. I am grateful for this experimental winter garden plot so that we can watch and learn how the plants behave and make plans for next year.
For this week, here is the list for sale:
- Purple and Fingerling Potatoes
- Winter Squash
- Watermelon Radish
The fennel and turnips will be freshly harvested and the rest has been previously harvested and stored. When we are growing year round next year, we hope and will plan to be able to offer even more diversity.
For the craft, we will be making note cards, for all those thank you notes you need to write!