I started drawing a cartoon today as an alternative to writing this blog, but I got distracted with other things and responsibilities and didn’t finish it. Oh well another time. To Christians and farmers alike this is a season of waiting and patience and winter wonderment (though here it isn’t quite winter because so much keeps growing). I am slowing down naturally and taking a deep breath and waiting for the return not of the Messiah, but for the fava beans to flower next year and for the red clover I planted to sprout,grow, and flower in the spring. I am looking forward to building a greenhouse and I’m anticipating the abundant cycle to begin again. I still have garlic to plant and we are going to experiment with a very late planting of potatoes.
We plan to have one more Free Farm Stand next Sunday December 5 and then take a month break and we will reopen January 9th. Also the Free Farm will close the last two weeks of December (four work days closed starting December 22 and reopening January 5th).
I am still in the thankful mode and in that sense haven’t recovered from the holiday. Along with being thankful comes feeling generous and I am grateful for the Free Farm Stand for providing us all with a chance to express our kindness to others. It was another great stand despite that we were pretty low on the hecka local. It is really the greens season (and we haven’t skipped a beet), so get your kale and chard recipes out and your salad tongs handy.
A new customer