Wednesday, January 14, 2009
So Much Snow!
Hello! Sorry for the long abscence! With Winter Break from school and some traveling it's been hard to find the time to post, but we're back into the semester, and that means more day trips down to the farm.
This is a view from over on the tree line...
Over the past month we've been getting a lot of snow! It's actually causing some problems for us as far as the hoop house is concerned. Seeing that it's metal and plastic we have to keep it pretty clear of snow so that there's never a lot of weight top or leaning on it. This means that everytime there's a snowstorm we have to trek down here to rescue the hoop house.
This is what happens when I am left to my own devices with a broom and snow that's too high up to reach... Poor broom didn't stand a chance.
This picture is from the Monday before Christmas. Ben was up in Maine, but my entire family was home. So, without Ben to aid me I turned to my trusty siblings, and together we were able to clear away the 2 feet of snow that had fallen that day, in the dark! We were out there with our head lamps, a push broom, and a couple shovels enjoying the snow. It was actually a great group bonding session. I recommend it for all family get togethers! Nothing like a little shoveling to loosen people up and get people working together!
In other news, the farm plan is almost done, which means that we will be ordering seeds soon! We are also working on becoming members of NOFA before the winter conference that's being held at Vermont Technical College (VTC) in mid-February. We will be there, so if you'd like to meet up for a chat we would be excited to meet prospective CSAers! Just shoot us an email and we'll make sure we connect.
Other than that, things are coming along slowly but steadily. I hope to be posting more in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!