Thanksgiving is still our favorite holiday and we hope it will always be that way. We take time to reflect and remember the things and people who got us where we are. We thought we'd use a "Picture This" approach to show some of the things we are grateful for right now. The list is opportunistic. In other words, we selected pictures that we saw that made us feel grateful about something in particular. There are many, many things that won't show up here and we hope that everyone takes it as intended - an opportunity to give thanks, with the knowledge that we can never be thankful enough.
|And we resisted getting a tractor?|
|The high tunnel did its job in 2013|
After 2012's spraying event, we noticed a reduction in the insect diversity on the farm. But, we started to see a slight rebound in our pollinators later in the season this year. We hope this continues and are grateful that we still have some of these beneficial insects on our side at the farm.
|It's good to be a friend to bees...|
|Dr Wyche's tomatoes...yum.|
|It remains to be seen if Mrranda is also grateful for us.|
And then, there was the first decent apple crop from our young trees. Tammy loves her apples and it was satisfying to be able to provide her with plenty of Fall apples for consumption.
|Something we haven't seen much of on the farm.|
|Cover crops - just a good thing to use.|
And then, there are vegetables that are new to us that we've picked up because friends who are also veg growers made recommendations. Romanesco. It just seemed like an exotic broccoli...or... cauliflower. Whatever. Then, Andy brought some for us to eat at a Gang of Four gathering. Ok, good stuff. This year, we managed to get a decent crop out of our trial group. Looks like they're here to stay.
|Romanesco - looks weird, tastes good.|
|A little bit of flair for the farm.|
|Drip tape dispensers are indespensible|
And, a recent post focused on the people. That was one of our ways to let everyone know that we are grateful for them. As always, thank you to everyone who supports us - as customers, friends, family, workers and persons who just wish us well.
|We glove our Farm Share CSA members.|
|A very smart man helped us build a tool wall.|
And finally, we are grateful for the opportunity to visit beautiful places and to have a chance to recharge our batteries away from the farm every so often.