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What a Winter!


I know that I haven’t written for longer than I want to admit.   This spring saw us erect our third hoop house, and this summer we remodeled the interior of our old chestnut log farm house.  As with all rehab jobs, it took about twice as long as planned, but it turned out OK.  In fact, this is the nicest the house looks in the 30 years that we have owned it!  As that job, and the growing season, wound down, we thought we could relax a bit.  Wrong!  Unseasonably cold weather set in during the last week of October, and has just kept rolling on since then.  We have seen more snow and ice this early in the winter than we ever have seen before.  Luckily we have a good supply of firewood, and on clear days we get a solar boost from our passive solar sun space.     We hear that it will get down to ‘zero’ tonight.  Well, time to throw another log onto the fire and another blanket (#5) onto the bed….                                                                           Thom Dunn Marti

We are still delivering winter greens and roots from our hoops, as well as roots and fruits from our stone cellars.  Our shareholders enjoy getting locally grown food ‘grown as nature intends’.  So, that is the farm news, I’ll try to write more this winter.                                                                                                                                        Thom Marti

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