Market garden and farm work aside, we built a house this year, too! The parents are all settled in, and now have a forever home to live long, be happy and eat well. Getting this house built was a full on family project. It was, still is, and will continue to be an amazing experience.
It sure is crazy to see an empty greenhouse after our first summer of abundance. Not long ago this whole thing was packed full of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and basil. Now, its all cleared out, composted, broadforked, shaped, and seeded for a little winter greens production.
As the cold nights get colder and the more we fight the freezing temperatures, we have mixed emotions about today being our last week for our CSA program. We set out at the beginning of the year to reach 20 weeks, but we have successfully and excitingly provided 18 weeks of our CSA in our very first year of production, and that is something we are proud about! There were a ton of firsts this year, and it has been an incredible learning experience. We couldnt be more thankful and grateful for all of our members who participated and supported us through this crazy and exciting year. It truly has been a pleasure to build relationships with this community of amazing people and provide happy and healthy food. We will be clearing out the greenhouse and seeding it for winter greens production. Next season we plan to expand and add members to our program, so stay tuned for future plans! Thank you all for your support!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Northern California who are fighting through the crazy wildfires!!
This is 200 pounds of fresh organic produce going out for delivery to Simple Foods Market and Seasons Cafe in #salidacolorado this week. I think "We're gonna need a bigger boat!" So grateful for these accounts and the relationships made with people who are passionate about supporting local farmers!
This is something we love to see happening in the garden. Earthworms are an integral part of a biointensive gardening approach. They are doing all the hard work for us. Aerating the soil, eating up nutrient dense plant material, and giving us all of their fine castings for the best natural fertilizer you can get. #igotworms
We welcome afternoon spring storms with arms wide open. Good for the garden, good for the trees, good for the soul! The garden plots are filling up quickly...We will be siding the parents house this next week... Things are coming together!
Next door neighbor has let the cattle out on his land to graze. Aaaalll the little babies are bedded down while mommies feed. You can hear the wind pick up and it sounds like a locomotive running through the trees. Chirping bluebirds and sweet little hummingbirds getting some sugar water. I feel like I'm in a Disney movie and someone is going to break out in song soon. Ha!
"In the heart of a seed, burried deep, so deep, a dear little plant lay fast asleep. "Wake," said the voice of the rain drops bright. The little plant heard and rose to see what the wonderful outside world might be." Its a beautiful thing to sow a seed and see life grow.