Transitioning to winter

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  • November 15, 2012

Nights are now consistently chilly and the mornings are sparkly and frost covered. It feels really good to be back on the farm and grounded. We still have quite a bit of produce out there waiting to be harvested and sold. It feels like summertime on sunny days in the hoops. I still fantasize about reading a book in a chair inside…perhaps this winter I finally will.

Big hoop filled with salad, spinach, kale, chard, beets!!

For the last two years I’ve worked at Zingerman’s Mail Order making employee meals during the holidays.  This year I’m back full time for November and December and trying to figure out how to also harvest and get to market as much as possible. Without Evan here its definitely more challenging to get all of this done! I’m hoping its the last year I have to  work off farm to make ends meet. The 2013 plan is to finally meet my income goals and be able to completely focus on the farm!

Little hoop filled with salad, turnips and radish. Lots ready to harvest right now!

Our wonderful neighbor Walt tilled a new plot for us again! We are expanding the diversity and amount of crops  for next year. I think this is the max amount of vegetable production. From here on out we will will likely add on small fruits, an orchard, cut flowers….and the sky is the limit!

99 new 3’x100′ beds! Another huge expansion…

Lots of mulching left to do before snow hits! I’m looking forward to getting seed catalogs in the mail and settling down drool over seed varieties!!

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