Friday, October 23, 2009

Hi there, Winter!

Anyone else notice how suddenly the hills turned from brown to green in the last few days? It means winter's on its way, and I can't wait.

On the farm, summer's the season of huge harvests, production gluts, and lots of hard work. During the warmer months, everyone at Green String works around the clock, and the rewards -- tomatoes, berries, eggplant, and all those seasonal delights -- are well worth the effort. But as the days get shorter, colder, and rainier, things begin to slow down. Zucchinis give way to pumpkins and delicata squash, and long days in the field give way to long evenings in the kitchen. (Well, less long days in the field. The crew, interns, and other staff around here are the hardest workers I've ever known, no matter the season!)

We still have plenty of bright, sunny fall days left before winter's truly here. We're spending our time winterizing chicken houses, getting the winter crops planted, and the interns are learning how to chop wood for their stove. Those calm, cozy nights by the fire aren't too far off now.

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