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First Week of Winter Boxes!

Posted on by Tim Livingstone

This is the first week of winter boxes!  We have a lot of nice veggies in storage and they are storing well.  We look forward to a great set of boxes this winter. 

Last week was a welcome break after 20 weeks of doing boxes every week, but it was also a busy week.  We recovered our greenhouse, harvested the rest of our carrots, leeks, parsnips, and cabbage, and got the chickens set back in the barn for the winter.  It is hard to believe that we already had to recover the greenhouse!   Where has the time gone?  It was not long ago we were putting it up for the first time in anticipation of our first season on the farm.

 

Here is the greenhouse all covered for winter.  We were able to do a better job this time and I hope it will mean lower heat costs this winter.

 

 

 

 

 

Another thing on the job list was to put the strawberries to bed for the winter.  I also planted some strawberries into peat filled bags to start experiments with early spring berries.  Wouldn't it be awesome if we could have juicy ripe Strawberries in April?  The plants have done well this fall and we are excited to see how they perform next spring.  If they continue as expected, we should have lots of berries!


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