Previous Year in Review Posts can be found in the links provided next:
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008
Welcome to 2015! Since it is a new year, we get to look back at the old year. You may have already noticed out prior posts for Veg Varieties of 2014, Best Humor of 2014 and Best Photos of 2014. We now present the "top events" of 2014 for the Genuine Faux Farm.
We have held three festivals each growing season for a number of years. For the most part, these are gatherings that feature a potluck and a chance to run around on the farm a bit. Sometimes they are well attended. Sometimes, they are not. Sometimes, the weather cooperates, sometimes it does not.
|Why tomato lovers like Summer Fest|
|Ain't it Purrrrrdy?|
|Big thank you's to Sam, Nancy and Sean for their help!|
8. Tool Power
|It may not seem like much, but this was a big deal in 2014|
|Oh, and there's usually some really good food involved!|
The ducks appeared now and again in blog posts throughout the year. The upshot of it all was that we were running a trial between Silver Appleyard ducks and Muscovey ducks. Overall, the experiments largely successful and is ongoing as we are over-wintering three Muscovey's and four Appleyards. The females are now laying eggs and we hope to raise some of our own ducklings in the Spring.
|Were they really THAT small?|
|Well done, apple tree, well done.|
4. Granary Painting
|Ya. It was kind of fun.|
3. We Can Do It - Rosie Joins the Farm
|We COULD do it in 2014!|
|And, the sky was blue.|
1. Ten Year Tenure and True Grit (survival)
And finally, we celebrated our tenth season as the Genuine Faux Farm. Technically, our anniversary continues into the Spring. But, that's for a future post.
But, the biggest news for us in 2014 was the "never give up attitude" that pulled a difficult season into a perfectly acceptable one. We made adjustments. We fought through some difficulties. We used a broad range of tools and tactics. We managed our resources and we graciously accepted help when it was offered at times when we truly needed it. We had some good workers and we had some good volunteers along the way.
In other words, we used a wide range of tools in our toolbox to make 2014 the year it was. And that, my friends, is the way you are supposed to farm.