Thursday, November 17, 2011


If you were hanging around this little Farm, you would hear ever more consistent murmurings from the Humans: "I am ready for the Garden to be done."  That little word "ready" has only recently been used and it is ever more consistent in its expression.  It's been a long season.  But considering we are trying to grow as much of our own food as possible and we are in the middle of considerable abundance, we have no complaints, only joy.

We began ordering Seeds for Garden 2011 just after Christmas this past year.  I began planting and tending Leek Seeds in flats in late January.  We continue to make progress on freezing and preserving. Melanie is working on some "Pumpkin Butter".  Yum. Less and less produce is waiting in the wings.  That feels really good. Seeds need to be inventoried and put away.

Temperatures are dipping.  It is supposed to be 20 on this night.  It's time to cover the Strawberries with Straw.  They need a bit of a blanket, you know.  I have a few more Dry Edible Beans to pick.  If the Fairies would come and pick them for me, I would be delighted.  They could bring them in a bucket inside the house and deposit them by the easy chair by the Fireplace. 

Soon, the Chickens will have free rein in 2/3 of the Garden.  They are ready too.

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