Well, that fluffy snow is probably making a lot of other dogs (like our dog Meli, above) and skiers really happy. It was pretty easy to plow and move, which is always nice, too.
We would like to get out on our cross country skis, but we are still busy bees this week. In the winter, it seems as though we ought to be hibernating. Indeed, most of our crops are harvested or done for the season, and we have had time to pause and reflect on 2015 and enjoy some holiday cheer. Now, however, is the time for us to plan our 2016 season. We spend a lot of time making and analyzing spreadsheets on the computer before we even crack open the 2016 seed catalogs.
This week, we finally feel ready to check out the new and improved varieties from our favorite sources. Johnny's Selected Seeds, Fedco Seeds, and High Mowing Organic Seeds are where we order primarily, and Kitazawa Seed, Territorial Seed, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, and Seed Savers' Exchange comprise most of the rest of the catalogs we like to look at.
We also spent a good portion of time this week in Augusta at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show. MOFGA day is Tuesday, and we went for most of the day Tuesday, as well as Wednesday afternoon. You can just see the tiny blue Trades Show sign in the lower left below. We went to a lot of good talks, caught up with some farmer friends, and have a lot more ideas to work on!
We will NOT have spinach this week, SORRY! We did not get the growth we wanted and we are letting it rest.
We will have root veggies, pork, duck eggs, and frozen roasted peppers! Come get them Friday in Topsham from 1-5 and Saturday in Brunswick from 9-12:30.
See you at market!