Your LAST CSA Share includes:
Yukon Gold Potatoes
This is it folks - your last share of produce from EverGreen Farm for the 2008 season. We tried to go out with a bang this week, harvesting the last of many remaining crops in the field. This last week also clears out the potatoes and onions being stored in my basement.
Whew! We did it.
Now it's clean up time: fields to clear, row covers to bring in, drip lines to roll up, weeds to tackle, and lots of dead plants to pull and feed to the pigs. There is much to do before the snow comes again to stay. We are also putting up another big greenhouse this fall. This will give us more options for next year. What I'm really looking forward to is the storage structure that is getting built this coming weekend. Finally we will have a place to put all our tools and supplies, the tractor, hay, etc. Each year we get a little more organized around here.
Yesterday when we were out working, I looked across the field to see Vern and Lacey (who aren't related and have only "worked together" a few times) pulling carrots. I just had to get over there and take a picture. I'm glad I did because this photo reminds me of how good I have it.
- The view. While most people work inside a building, or even worse - an 8 x 8 cubicle, I get to spend my hours of labor surrounded by mountains and scenery like this.
- The company. I have been truly blessed to work with wonderful people this year. They have been so much help. They have taught me many things. They have built me up and made me a better person.
- The future. This little sweetheart actually asked if she could go out in the field to pick some carrots to take home to her family. She enjoys coming to the farm to help her mom work. She likes eating vegetables. She represents the change I like to hope this farm is making in this world.
Alright, this newsletter is getting a little too sentimental. I get like that this time of year. It's a nice time to reflect on all the good that I've been a part of this season.
Shain is working on an end of the season essay. It will be posted later this week. I will continue posting farm updates on this blog, especially to show off our new buildings. You can also check back here for details on next year's season.
I have really enjoyed meeting so many of you this year. Thank you for stopping by and introducing yourself. Thank you for all you kind words. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your encouragement. These are what keep me going through the hard work and frustrations that are inherently a part of being a Farmer.
Have a great week and ENJOY the last week of veggies. Tara :)