As I write this the snow has finally stopped falling here at Whatley Farm, and it blew all over the place and stuck to the walls it was so "pasty." By my reckoning, somewhere around 15-18"...not too shabby! It is wet and heavy stuff, and we've got a lot more plowing to do, but it's tough when the ground is soft like it is right now. Either way, we're gonna get dug out and make it to markets this weekend. Before the storm, I picked lots of great spinach and kale!
We made pizza last night during the storm, with spinach, roasted red peppers (available frozen at market), roasted cherry tomatoes, basil pesto (from our frozen home supply) and some very tasty blue cheese from Spring Day Creamery...due to technical difficulties I'm not able to upload that picture right now, but trust me when I say that pizza with local, organic ingredients can't be beat. We're making nachos tonight with our Hot Heirloom Salsa, peppers, spinach, and venison. Comment and tell us what you're cooking up this storm.
I'll leave you with a picture of our spinach in the tunnel, with my footprints in the bit of mud on the concrete...It reminded me of something I thought I had read a long time ago in Masanobu Fukuoka's One-Straw Revolution..."The best fertilizers are the footprints of the farmer," or something like that. A quick search attributed that quote to Confucius, Aristotle, and various others. So while I don't plan to get to the bottom of who said it first, I believe they are wise words, and with that I'm going to go put on my boots and move some more snow!