Neal, Catherine, and I are using the cold weather down-time to plan for the farm future...
Catherine invited us to her small faith group gathering last Sunday to talk about catholic worker farms. We had a blast looking at pictures from Casa Maria and the farm when everything was warm and green :) It gave us hope that spring will come eventually, and then we'll be back to growing our own food. The group was so supportive of our plans and offered some helpful tips. Many thanks to you all if you stumble upon this site!
We've been continuing plans with our friend, Adrian, on starting our food forest. The casa folks gave their votes for apples, peaches, sweet cherries, and almonds. We may change the apples to a hardier variety or to Asian pears depending on what we bet will handle the Wisconsin climate the best.
Onions can be started soon, so we'll be buying seeds and getting them going in the potting shed or along the south facing window in the lodge.
A lovely couple visited us last weekend and may be able to help out at the farm this spring/summer. They have a lot of years of farming experience and their community oriented goals align with ours nicely. More details to come if they are able to come to the area :)
Here are some pictures from our recent presentation.