Sunday, October 30, 2011

2011 Fall Season, Week 6

October 29, 2011

This week's harvest:

Sweet Potatoes
Butternut Squash
Ornamental Gourds

This week's farm news:

**Reminder** Next Saturday this market will be on the other side of the library - between the library and the playground. See you there!

So, this week the garden received its final planting of the season - a crimson clover and rye cover crop on about 1/3 acre.

Our entire crew went to visit our dear friends at Hill and Hollow Farm for a tour (as part of the C.R.A.F.T. - Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training - program that we participate in). It was a gorgeous day and so enlivening and inspiring. It's always so good to visit with our farming peers - to connect and help remind each other why we're doing all that we do. Ya know - pats-on-the-back kind of thing! Here in Bugtussle, we are beginning to wind down with the season. With some rainy days and lessening daylength, we can certainly see the shift from outdoor to indoor activities happening. More stories with the children, more knitting for mama, more reading for papa, and all sorts of unfinished house projects are resurfacing and begging for a little bit of long-overdue attention!

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