Harvesting Is Here!
Hope all of you CSA members out there are ready...because the 2012 harvest day begins NOW!
Without further adieu, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Meghan, and my partner, Quentin, and I are the new farm apprentices for the 2012 season. I've been here since March, and already am in love with all of this farming. We are both interested in a future of homesteading, so what better way to start that journey that to join Spoutwood? We've been very busy getting everything ready for you all, and I cannot believe the first harvest day has finally come. I will primarily be the one writing the harvest guides this year, so bare with me as I feel my way into a weekly groove.
We'd also like to introduce the future home of our CSA Flower Garden to our members (and all friends of Spoutwood!)
To those members who will be coming to the farm to pick up your weekly harvest, we hope you'll enjoy watching this experiment grow throughout the season, and to everyone else, we hope this will be an enticement to visit us more often! This garden is attempting to replace the larger field of Jerusalem Artichokes, but we realize this will be a difficult feat due to its perennial vigor. We're also a bit embarassed to say that the beaultifully dark compost on top is already covered by a carpet of purslane and less desireable weeds...but we have faith that this will turn out colorful, to say the least. We cannot promise a boquet of flowers atop your weekly harvest, yet, but know that this is what we are aiming for in the future.
And so I leave you with our dear friend Athie. He came out to help a few times while we were pulling up the Jerusalem Artichokes for the flower garden, but sometimes a helper just has to take a nap in the shade...and on a pile of rocks.