Sunday, February 6, 2011

Getting ready for spring. . .

. . . at least we would like to be. This has been a wonderful Maine winter. It would be an understatement to say that the last month on the farm can be summed up with one activity. . . "snow blowing". As we look to the coming weeks, it almost appears that winter may never end. Storm after storm, after storm - we are running out of places to put all of the white stuff. Our facilities crew, however, is awesome!!! They are like some sort of crazy machines, plowing the snow, moving the snow, finding new places to stash the excess, and working hours that even I can't fathom. All I can hope is that for their sake this crazy snow stuff ends soon. Perhaps ole' Punxatawney Phil isn't yankin' our leg and spring is coming sooner rather than later.
To recap the last month we have been up to the usual silly winter activities like seed ordering, planning garden layouts and then all of the "normal" meeting type things. Among those have been the procedural stuff like, "Do we offer a CSA or stick with the Farmer's Market, or both?", "How many interns can we have?", "How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a parsnip?", etc. Some of the more exciting meetings included our sit down with the Windham Primary School, who is interested in starting a school garden and on site composting operation.

But that was then (January), this is now (February) and we've got stuff to do.

Lambs are right around the corner, our friends from the ES300 classes are back and with school back in the swing of things there is always compost!! Stay tuned for more garden/farm like posts. . . once we get rid of the snow that is. . .

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