Changes

Just a short note today as I am a little short on time. If you are a consistent reader of the newsletter that I have been writing each week you will notice some changes in the future. There probably won’t be a newsletter each week as there has been for several years. I started the newsletter when I did because of two factors. We started going to my sister-in-law’s every Sunday to give her a little break from caring for my mother-in-law and her disabled brother who moved in with her at the death of her second husband and her heart attack and stroke. My sister-in-law had internet so I had a way to write and I wanted to learn to use the technology so I started the newsletter as there wasn’t a lot for me to do on most Sundays. We had to put their brother in a...

The Circle of Life Continues

As farmers we deal with the circle of life on a yearly basis. It is exciting to see the new life begin in spring and come to its full glory at harvest. Each spring we plant a new crop hoping that it will fulfill its purpose and bring us joy, all the while knowing that come fall these plants will die. As humans we also deal with the circle of life but with somewhat different feelings. We have had to deal with that circle of life as we lost my mother-in-law early this morning to a heart attack. Unlike the end of a plant’s life which we look forward to with happy anticipation, the loss of a loved one brings sorrow because unlike the plant we will not begin the cycle anew next spring. Even if you have full assurance that you will be reunited with your loved one in...

Very dry

Not much to tell this week except it continues to be very dry. Need to get the high tunnel planted for winter. We have a lot of kale ready to put in but I can’t seem to get to it. We need to get what potatoes we have out of the ground as soon as possible. We are hoping for enough rain to allow us to get some fall crops planted. Seems like we are always waiting on the weather one way or another. Oh well as Will Rogers once said, “Everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.” Well it has been a long week and I don’t have much to say so until next time I will be. Your friend in farming bringing you food with integrity