Oh these sweet fall days! They come with such a mix of emotions. The cool nights, the gradual ebb of cucurbit abundance (except melons!), and the pepper onslaught.
Mark your calendars for 9/29 11-4pm. We'll be serving lunch, dancing to music, and enjoying some fun farm activities. We hope you'll join us to celebrate the season's gifts.
We're starting to think about all the things we'd like to do during the 'slow' season. We'd like to have a crew out to help clear our riparian area of blackberries again- it's an ongoing battle and we can't let up the pressure. We're thinking about a cover on our wash-pack station. We're thinking about sheep pastures and fence. The list goes on and on. It's fun and inspiring- a process of continual improvement- for ourselves and the land. I was speaking to a farmer friend this week and she was sharing how she had thought that as the years went on she would get better at everything on the farm but in reality we hopefully get better at the balance, of knowing the lists will always be long but being OK with that. There are only so many variables that we can control. This is always more obvious in the transition seasons. In a way it offers us an opportunity to let go and join in the ride - frosty and wet as it will inevitably be.
With love and gratitude,
Sarah + Conner