Family Farmers on Wheel

After watching the local news each evening, Robert and I stay tuned to the first couple of puzzles on Wheel of Fortune. Actually, the news is DVR’d and we only get the first couple of puzzles. We easily guessed a recent one under the title of “people” . . . the answer was “Family Farmers.” It says a great deal about the popularity of the Local Food Movement when it enters pop culture.

Robert is officially finished cleaning up the 2016 gardens and is ordering seeds. Once I complete the greenhouse, we will be ready to start planting the first seedbeds. There is not much downtime in our extended vegetable season.

Yesterday I noticed the first miniature daffodils blooming in our front yard. This is just a reminder of how crazy warm the weather has been this January. This comes on the tail of being unseasonably warm in September, October, and November of 2016. You may have noticed this in the white potatoes—the weather was so warm they were starting to grow. We usually do not see that behavior until March!

Past CSA Members can expect an email from me in the next couple of weeks regarding your desire to continue in our CSA for the 2017 Harvest Season. We do not like to assume your commitment, but rather prefer to ask anew each season.