Posted by Farmer Y on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Ok, so I think we just need to admit that we rarely update our website and embrace our Luddite ways. Can’t post, farming!
This year we put in an acre of sweet potatoes. Besides showing up at our market booth, some of them went to Greenstar Coop and some went to the Full Plate Farm Collective for their winter CSA. It was a pretty awful year for sweet potatoes though. The weather did not cooperate so we got about 1/4 of our expected yield. Next year, next year! Baby needs new muck boots!
Winter doesn’t slow us down on the farm. We’ve been working hard getting up a permanent high-tensile fence for our pasture (about 8 acres total). Thank goodness we got all our posts in right before everything went into a deep freeze. We just have some gates to weld and put up, and once that’s done we can stock our pasture with beefers, and hopefully some sheep and pigs. We also have to repair all the things that we just duct taped and bubble gummed during the growing season just to get by. Seed catalogs just came in and Roger is busy at work on a new planting database (our old one got hosed in the Big Computer Crash of 2013). As always, next year, next year!