Saturday, April 16, 2011

Well, our spring farm day is now over. What a day! Though it was cool with the wind whistling the last tune of winter, we enjoyed a great day. I enjoyed the children's tours...scooping out a sprouting potato and seeing the worms working the ground nearby, explaining why the shell of the seed (seed coat) was still clinging to the melon and squash transplants in the greenhouse, playing with the dirt that fills the flats, and tasting fresh picked strawberries! I always delight a child's enlightened face...Though we waded through the muddy fields to do all this, it was well worth it.

After a dinner of chicken ka-bobs, tossed salad, potato salad, "fresh" frozen greens from last fall, and many delightful dishes our shareholders brought we sat around enjoying new friends and brainstorming ideas for farm growth with seasoned shareholders. Then we all bundled up and took a tractor ride. It was beautiful and peaceable in the woods as we drove down the farm road towards the waterfall which we found running at flood stage. The children in the group scrambled up and down the bluff (all the younger ones were kept back from the edge) and enjoyed the ruggedness of the scenery. We were all glad to get back to the warm farmhouse for herb teas and homemade hot cocoa.

Don't fret if you were unable to come to the farm today. We have exciting ideas for a fall festival to close out the season in November. So, as soon as you hear the date, put it on your calenders and join us if at all possible.

" Welcome!" new shareholders! Please help us spread the news that we'll have full shares available right up until our first market which is approximately 3 weeks away! (Weather permitting.)

Abundant Blessings in Jesus' Name,
The Farmer's Wife

"For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessings from God." Hebrews 6:7