The store is now closed for the season, but work on the farm continues!
Farm clean-up is a race against time, and thanks to the warmer temperatures the past couple of weeks I think we can safely say that we are winning! We have covered our strawberry and garlic plantings with straw, taken down all of our irrigation and fencing, and mowed crop debris and field edges. It has also been perfect weather for scrubbing down our wash area and walk-in cooler, cleaning out and organizing the barn, and working on equipment maintenance. There is still more work to be done before we are ready for winter but we are getting there!
In addition to our remaining outdoor tasks with a deadline, we are also busy in the office catching up on accounting, signing up CSA and Bucks members, scheduling meetings and talks, and writing reports for the town and grant providers. The crop planning for next year will begin in earnest after our list of more time sensitive tasks has been completed and our seed catalogs arrive!