When you’re a farmer you need to wear many hats. You’re not just farming the land but you need to learn how to be a businessman, an accountant, a mechanic, a salesman, a mathematician, a welder, an irrigation expert, a fence builder and a therapist–just to name a few. This winter Taylor has single handedly built a proper deer fence that is surrounding the entire farm and it has involved thousands of pounds worth of materials–some of which he’s carried by himself from the lower field to the upper field when it’s been too wet for the tractor to drive up above. He’s put his math skills to the test and I can safely say that I have not helped out with operation deer fence one bit (except to stay out of the way or to bring food out to Taylor who refuses to sit down to lunch while this project is underway). We need the fence complete before we start transplanting out in the fields so he’s working on a tight schedule. It’s made my stomach hurt to watch him from the farmhouse window as he works tirelessly to get through the work. I thought harvesting thousands of pounds worth of winter squash was tough….this project is next level. My back hurts watching my husband work like an animal. Honestly, sometimes I think Taylor is superhuman. This deer fence has been one of the biggest undertakings we’ve gone through so far and we’re thrilled that the deer wont be able to get to our crops once it’s all complete, but man….It’s a big project.
Deer fence aside I’m happy to share that our CSA is not only full this season but we have a waiting list. This is great news because it’s encouraging us to grow our business and next season if we hire on a farmhand we’ll be able to grow the CSA even more. We’re chatting about other projects too which has been exciting and I think Tumbleweed has some great things on the horizon. Anyhow, that’s all the news from the Farm this week. I hope you all get to have a relaxing weekend filled with great food and good company. Also- you all should whip up the honey and cardamom sweet potatoes I posted yesterday. They’re amazing!
Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm.