|Mittens on the right are new! They are made from old sweaters by a local woman :)|
Now I can go for more walks in the cold weather!
|Seed packet from last year|
My mom got us a sweet farming calender for Christmas. Most dates have little reminders for things we should be working on at the farm. Some of this month's reminders include:
-Brush away snow from beehive entrances
-Prune raspberry canes on any day that is over 45 degrees
-Use up last year's preserves and canned vegetables
-Set up heat tape for starting seeds in their germination trays in the greenhouse
We've been fortunate enough to try out a winter CSA with Catherine this year. Through it we've tried tons out tons of greens that we'd never heard of. We also ate a larger variety of local veggies than we would have picked out at the farmer's market. This last week we received baby spinach, cabbage, carrots, onions, potatoes, and honey. We hope we can make better use of our cold frame this year or possibly set up a hoop house to extend our season. Now we're hooked on those greens and other fresh veggies.
|Community members chose which beds they will tend|
|Casa Beds to be tended by community members|