Hey! It’s been a little while since we’ve touched base.
As you can see by the picture above, we have a new addition to the family who is keeping us hopping. It is good for me to (begrudgingly) get outside with the new pup many times a day. But it also is hard to get peaceful chunks of time to think.
So, how are you doing now that winter is so heavy upon us?
I don’t know about you, but to me, this February feels endless. I’m so happy for the sun we’ve gotten the last few days. But wow, there is a lot of snow on the ground!
This is a terribly boring photo, but it does represent the main veggie related work I’m doing currently.
I’m taking a spreadsheet based crop planning course with Dan Bresbois of Tournesol Farm. Dan is my garlic guru and I took a course with him last year: Growing Big Garlic. I’ve referred to Dan’s book on crop planning for many years now. However, this course includes premade spreadsheets.
He’s done all the clever bits so I only have to add in my crop varieties, dates to maturity, land base, market dates, transplant dates, seeding dates, seeds on hand… Well, there is still a lot of work on my part. But it’s all coming together nicely and I’m getting excited about the coming season.
I’ll get my ducks in a row in the next weeks and be in touch with a more details about veggie boxes in 2021.
In The Pantry
The pantry is getting a bit bare except for that big garlic and few onions…and a whole lot of butternut squash. I wrote out the squash saga here on the blog (including a few butternut recipes that have made the cut) if you are interested.
Winter Just Keeps on Wintering
All walks require snowshoes these days. Here the dogs and I explore the nearby Bruce Trail for our afternoon trot.
I hope you are keeping well and can get out into that sunshine.