Friday, October 31, 2014

Farm Friday

One of our gardens retired for the season
A quick update today since the time has gotten away from me - again.

We continue to have visitors. My sister-in-law and her husband spent the weekend on the farm and we had friends from Florida who are looking to relocate to the area in order to run a sustainable farm. We're looking forward to having more like-minded people in the area.

We're having to confront yet another problem in our community. First, we have the uranium mining and milling issue that we've put to rest - at least for now. Then we had the coal ash spill in the river - and all the legal and environmental mess it created. So now we've had some of the powers that be decide that a poultry complex would be a good idea for our community - dangerous jobs and lots of chicken poo. That's what they think our people deserve. We had to attend two meetings on the topic. More on that later.

The farmers' market wrapped up and we have mixed feelings about it. It's nice to not have to rise at 4:30 on Saturday morning, but we'll miss the people - and the revenue. But we have lots in and coming in the gardens so we're continuing our weekly deliveries as long as we have the food to sell. We keep hearing that we're in for another polar vortex this winter - keeping my fingers crossed that this prediction is wrong. We have one goat to sell tomorrow, then I think I'm taking a couple of days off.

Have a great weekend!

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