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  Taking it as it comes

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Life is still rather discombobulated around here. We’re just trying to take in each situation as it comes and do our best. Our vehicle situation isn’t perfect by a long shot, but at least we know what we’re dealing with. And we still have my dad’s truck so we can get around when we need to. Thanks Dad! And Mom!

Even though the temps were unseasonably warm in early September, we definitely feel the coming of fall. The days are noticeably shorter. Gone are the early mornings and late evenings in the field. This is not all bad, but we are well aware that a frost could come soon. Thankfully the August weather we’ve been having in September pushed the squash along and it is now ready for harvest. In preparation for the squash harvest, we began by making room for the harvested squash in the greenhouse. This involved first sorting and bagging garlic for seed stock and garlic for eating. We’ve got plenty for both! Saturday’s crew trimmed and bagged the onions and shallots that were drying down on the greenhouse benches. And now, the squash harvest can begin in earnest.

We’ll got a final round of cover crops going in soon and we’re hoping to get some hay baled yet this fall for mulching in the spring. It’s ideal if we have bales ready in the spring to mulch the garlic and other early crops. Equipment repairs have slowed us down. The parts for the broken mower are now in and we hope to put the mower to use in the week or so. Once the mower is fixed, we’ll be keeping our eye out for a string of sunny days.

On the home front, we continue to fill up the freezer and pantry shelves with food for the winter, nothing fancy this year, just the basics, but hopefully plenty of it.

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Spring Hill Events - 2017 Sunday, October 8th –
Fall Work Day
Saturday, November 4th - Harvest Dinner


MISSION
To be a sustainable farm that provides for the land, the farmers, and a community committed to connecting to their source of food and eachother.


GUIDING PRINCIPLES
• share in the work to create a farm that is economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable;
• share the risk and share the bounty;
• make decisions together;
• ensure that the size of the farm holds in balance considerations of land, community, and farm viability;
• work together to nurture a friendly and creative community.