This week's news from our farmers:
We sure didn't see the sun much this week! It was dark & dismal & rainy most of the week. We had a dusting of snow on Friday morning. (Slightly challenging for greens harvest!) As we approach the winter solstice, the days are such quick blinks of time that it seems we scarcely finish morning chores when it's time to do evening chores. In between chores, cooking meals, and keeping the wood stove stoked, we don't feel like we're making much headway on our winter "to-do" list! But that's the beauty of this time of year: the short days leave us with long nights to catch up on resting, reading, and planning. We've decided to add a guard dog to our crew of critters. Several months ago our family dog, Juniper, was retired from her job of protecting the chickens. (We noticed her health was rapidly declining.) Sadly, she died a couple of weeks ago at 10 1/2 years old. She was a great friend & big helper, too! This new puppy, who has big shoes (paws?) to fill, is an Anatolian Shepherd/Pyrenees/Akbash mix. She'll probably join our crew after Christmas. We are looking forward to it!
The veggies we received: