Is there a better time than the depths of winter to learn a new skill? That's what's going on here, as I (oh so slowly) figure this blog-thing out. But I am highly motivated by the desire to continue to share with you all plus have you be able to share with each other.
I get some great replies to my emails, and I've always been torn between the desire to forward them on and the worry that I'd be clogging up your emails. So here's your chance to read as much or as little as you like and to contribute. I'll continue to email you to let you know when I've added a new post, and the notices of meetings and work parties will still go out via email. Hope to hear from all of you with whatever's on your mind.
On my mind is...spring. All evidence to the contrary, it will come faster than you think possible, and we had our second planning meeting this past week. Oh the glorious plans for the Garden! Greens and melons and brassica, beans and peas and roots, herbs and grains and fruits! Assuming I figure out how to do it, I'll post a plot plan for drooling purposes.
At home, I'm reading the best book: The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times by Carol Deppe. I have learned so much with such enjoyment, and I can hardly wait to put into practice my new knowledge of seed saving and (minor) plant breeding.
At work "up the college," I walked to Schlow library today and happened to notice that the downtown Farmers' Market is making its winter home in the lobby of the Borough Building on Allen Street. I took the opportunity to acquire 2 gorgeous, fresh trout from Dan the Fish Man. Tomorrow at the Old Gregg School market, I will be picking up some Cow-a-Hen Farms ham ends to make ham and bean soup for the weekend. Guaranteed to warm us up!
Bundle up and stop by to help warm the hearts of our hard-working farmers and remember to always...
Buy It Locally Grown
Or Raise Your Own!