Thursday, February 19, 2009

Reflections and Updates

Well this past weekend Ben and I went to the NOFA Winter Conference at Vermont Technical College, and we had an amazing time! We took workshops on raising chickens, draft horses, year-round CSA's, wild edible plants, and having a one-cow family among other things... we were also lucky enough to be able to sit in on an intensive workshop with Eliot Coleman who runs a 4-season farm in Maine! He is an inventive farmer who has written a few well known books such as "Four Season Harvest" and "The New Organic Grower". One example of his creative approach to farming is his planting of onions and leeks in the fall in cold frames in unheated hoop houses. This keeps them just warm enough through the snowy winter months to grow so that when June comes along he has mature, delicious onions and leeks! That's something we hope to try this fall...

CSA Share update: We have been advertising for a little over a week now and we already have 6 people signed up for shares! I can't tell you how amazing it is to have people calling and writing with their interest in becoming a part of what we have worked so hard on for these past months. This really is a dream coming true for us. So thank you for your support and for talking to your neighbors about the farm! We can't wait to share our summer with you!

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