We are working on the other side of the property this week, cleaning up downed tree limbs and mowing around the buildings. While the house on this side has been well maintained, the barns and other outbuildings are older and need more work. The site has not been actively farmed for a long time. Still it is beautiful and different, with more trees and a wilder feel.
We are fortunate that Heidrun Meadery keeps some of their beehives on the property. In the warmth of the day, the bees were active and the hives were buzzing. I have also seen them on the broccoli flowers in the vegetable fields on the other side of the farm.
We finished the exterior of the wood shop. We will start on the interior this week and hopefully be moved in next week. There are still many more building projects on the list for this winter but spring is approaching fast. I am finally caught up with accounting and able to move onto the crop planning. I find that as I work on the plans for the next season I am both giddy and nervous at the same time. You never know what the season will bring.
Luckily for all of us, it does seem that rain is on the horizon. Thank goodness!
For this week, here is the list for sale:
- Purple Top Turnips
- Winter Squash
- Watermelon Radish
The fennel, lettuce, and chard will be freshly harvested. The rest has been previously harvested and stored. We will also have potatoes and hakueri turnips available for free. When we are growing year round next year, we hope and will plan to be able to offer even more diversity.
The week we will be making magic wands.