Last week we welcomed a class from Westbrook High School. They found the experience of being outdoors and connecting with nature and food so beneficial that we have agreed on a weekly visit until old man winter tells us that the weather is just to . . . uninviting.On the farm we have been continuing to enjoy the company of the ES300 students and a class from the sociology department (See Nat, everything does relate to agriculture). With their help, even on the blustery and cold days, we have managed to make a lot of forward progress toward our wintering operations. The Ed field is nearly tilled and covered, the starts for the hoops are started, or in one case, already in, and the compost piles are making great progress toward winter readiness.
Our old pal Buster is a little grumpy. He has been separated from his lady friends for the month in preparation for the mating season. We are crossing our fingers for a plentiful, and late, lambing in the spring.
So that about covers it for today. . . back to moving hay around. . . .