We hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. We enjoyed homemade cranberry sauce (came out really great) and first time making squash rolls – so those were equally as good and very filling. We have been attending seminars and reading trying to get the latest information so we can incorporate into our farming practices. We just signed up for a two day soil conference at the end of January – this will be jam packed with information. We have covered our crops with a second layer of plastic. We have some cold weather coming up and we hope our crops will make it through. Our goal is to provide fresh vegetables to our customers through the end of December.
We have year end paperwork to do and new forms to incorporate into our system for next year. We also have to do a business plan. There is so much work involved in this. I have resisted this for many months but realize I need to do this if we are going to turn this into a successful full time farming business.
This past weekend we continued clearing a “landing spot” for our logging operation where we will be cutting down our pine trees and having them milled right at our property for our post and beam barn to be built this spring. So many things we want to accomplish but the money only goes so far – a little at a time. Very frustrating for me as I am a very impatient person. Of course my husband broke his wrist a couple of weeks ago, so that sort of slowed things down.
Also a reminder that we are accepting applications for our marketshare CSA. We are limiting it to 20 full share memberships our first year. You can find the form here: Marketshare CSA sign up sheet