Friday, December 30, 2011

Looking forward to 2012

Well, with New Year's looming tomorrow I am thinking about all the good things to happen in 2012.  Yesterday I placed our first order of seeds, and will be done in the next few days.  We are so looking forward to our first growing season, and the abundance of delectable vegetables, fruits, and herbs that we get to produce!

It was a very exciting year for us, making a move to establish a farm, and purchasing the farm in August.  We did so much in the fall to add to our little piece of the world, and I can't wait to see how our goals unfold over the years.  Our apple orchard has grown from one existing Honeycrisp tree, to include a Honey Gold (a delishious yellow apple).  We transplanted two Black Maples, which will be used for maple syrup down the road.  A gift from friends, we planted six raspberry plants.  We also started construction on our chicken coop, which will be finished in the spring.

Right now, during these cold months we are also doing much in regards to progress for the farm.  We are working on the interior of our packing shed, for vegetable processing and storage; working on seed orders and planting plans.  Also, right now we are attending the Farm Beginnings program (put on by the Land Stewardship Project), which is a program focused on beginning farmers, and the business end of running a farm--planning, goal-setting, decision-making, and so forth.  We are also reading so much different material!  It is all quite exciting.

I believe the New Year holds much promise and excitement!