January 30, 2014 Farm News

The weekly photo spot on January 29 at 12 noon. Very windy and cold though the temperature a bit higher than before.

The weekly photo spot on January 29 at 12 noon. Very windy and cold though the temperature a bit higher than before.

Wind sculptured snow drift half way across the driveway on Sunday.

Wind sculptured snow drift half way across the driveway on Sunday.

THIS WEEK:   We are now working diligently on preparing for the coming 2014 growing season.  We will be planting some things mid to late February, much more to follow through March and April, all of course inside, most in our wooden seed starting trays.  Winter weather is going to be firmly entrenched for another

Looking back the other way to the woodshed, snow sculpture on the left.

Looking back the other way to the woodshed, snow sculpture on the left.

month, probably ’til near the end of March, but, these longer days remind us that spring-like weather is really not far off.

2014  BROCHURE With this blog post we are presenting our 2014 CSA farm brochure where we have broadly set out our policy sort of thing for the 2014 season.  Please read carefully.  You’ll find that things are about the same as last season.  Mostly we have done word changes to try and make for brevity and clarity.  The brochure is no longer in the tri-fold style but simply a two-sided sheet.  Words seem to be arranged better and everyone knows how to fold anyway.  No pictures as we think that since most everyone will also have access to the internet, our website can be viewed to bring up all the photos we have there.  You should be able to download these brochure pages or print them if you’d like, just as you could with any of the photos on our blogs.  Clicking on the image will bring it up a bit bigger.

Brochure side one

Brochure side one

Brochure side 2

Brochure side 2

JOINING THIS CSA:  If after reading this you have any further questions please call us on the ‘phone or, probably a bit easier, send an e-mail.  If you are OK with everything or you are renewing as a CSA member from last season, then either bring round a payment to the farm or send a cheque in the mail. We would like full payment of course however we appreciate that this won’t be very convenient for a lot of people so we are asking that you give us a minimum down payment of at least $100.00 as soon as you can.  If you are certain that you would like to join but can’t get us the down payment for a while then contact us so we know to count you in.

HOW MANYWe are looking to have from 40 to 50 CSA members this season.  If you know anyone who may have been interested please pass the word on.  It is important that you at least contact us right away so that we can get a firm number to work towards and also so that you know that you are in.  From our point of view we need to know where we are at, how many CSA members we have.

PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Not so many, just a few down below here at the end of the post.

THAT’S IT:  Looking forward to hearing from everyone.

Whitey (he does have some black ahead of the tip of his tail) in his favourite box.

Whitey (he does have some black ahead of the tip of his tail) in his favourite box.

Looking across the garden towards the intersection of Green's and Robinson's Roads.  The snow banks continue to grow higher.

Looking across the garden towards the intersection of Green’s and Robinson’s Roads. The snow banks continue to grow higher.

Looking down on a Kale plant and you might just be able to discern a bit of green in the centre. The tops of the leaves are brown but they are mostly green underneath.

Looking down on a Kale plant and you might just be able to discern a bit of green in the centre. The tops of the leaves are brown but they are mostly green underneath.

The double row of kale looking very beat up now. It will be very interesting to see how many of these plants will sprout again come spring.

The double row of kale looking very beat up now. It will be very interesting to see how many of these plants will sprout again come spring.

Sunday morning from the kitchen window.  The horses are well protected from the winds at this spot.

Sunday morning from the kitchen window. The horses are well protected from the winds at this spot.

The usual routine; standing in the same spot, dozing, while waiting for his morning grain.

The usual routine; standing in the same spot, dozing, while waiting for his morning grain.

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