Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pressing Farm Chores

This past weekend was a big weekend at the farm... We finally tamed the beast that had become Ben's hair! It was wild and treacherous, and at times I didn't know if we were going to make it out alive, but in the end we were successful!

Now don't underestimate the importance of this
 farm chore... and I say farm chore intentionally. Sheep have to be shorn, and so does Ben's head. It's a serious matter...

As you can see, I have my concentration face on in all these photos while Ben is happily watching Nacho Libre...

Now that Ben's hair is under control we can get to other, more pressing tasks! 

Like registering the name "Sundora Farm" as our trade name with the Secretary of State and opening a bank account for the farm... Soon we'll be ordering seeds!

In other news, sales of CSA shares are going well so far! Keep calling us and emailing us with any questions you might have. Here's another link to our brochure in case you can't get down to Three Bean or Cover to Cover!

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!

Monday, February 9, 2009

We're Here!

The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived! 

Sundora Farm is open for business! 

We are so thrilled to have gotten to this place, it's taken a lot of time and organization, but we couldn't be more excited! Here is a link to our brochure. You can either print off the order form in the brochure, or just write down the information we need on a piece of paper and send it in... either one works for us! By Monday we should have brochures available at Bethany Church and Three Bean Cafe! 

And please spread the word about our farm to your friends! We are so excited to get this season going, and we hope you are too!