Well we have been busy farming ideas this winter! In December the catalogs started to arrive (which I always like to call the first sign of spring) and we get all nutty and excited about different veggie varieties. It's quite fun.
|Our favorite catalogs & main companies we'll purchase from |
this year. Primarily heirlooms, all natural--no GMOs.
|A pic of the in-progress planting plan, which helps me to|
determine how much seed stock I need and provides much
excitement of what's to come this summer!
|My messy workspace :) You can't see the catalogs here|
because they are all over the floor. Bonus points if you can
tell me what's missing from this picture!
Along with the planning we continue to build our knowledge over the winter (as always). This is a prime time of the year to watch webinars, read up on all those things I jotted down over the summer (i.e. why did the broccoli do that?), attend workshops, conferences and meetings. John headed up to the annual meeting for the Sustainable Farming Association's Crow River Chapter and presented on a panel of farmers, which gave him an opportunity to teach and learn at the same time--what a great opportunity. I am headed to Eau Claire on Thursday for the Midwest CSA Conference. Also, you can watch for me on the public access channel, as the Heart of New Ulm group has been helping to promote community supported agriculture farms with some little interviews--pretty cool.
May you have good food and good health in this wonderful new year!