It’s been a wild week of weather here at the farm. Sunny and warm at the beginning of the week followed by a major storm that dumped 14 inches of fresh snow. Thank god for cozy slippers, a wood stove and an endless list of recipe testing that needs to get done!
At the beginning of the week we were able to make progress on the deer fence. Taylor has been a rockstar and we now have a quarter of the wood posts set up around the farm. There’s still a hell of a lot of work that needs to get done for the fence but it feels great to put a little dent into it none the less.
Henry and I braved the storm and went for a 4 mile trek along the irrigation ditch and ran into some of our favorite farmers/neighbors who were out for a stroll as well. They have a dog too so while the humans chatted about farm equipment the dogs ran around in the snow and totally wore each other out. After parting ways Henry and I continued on our journey. We swung in and said hi to the neighbors pigs, walked by the cows and Henry even chased 3 deer down the path. Overall, it was a lovely, snowy walk and we were excited to get out of the house and enjoy the storm.
At home we warmed up by the fire before whipping up lunch with Taylor–fried egg sandwiches with basil pesto that we canned over the summer. Taylor and I have started the process of going through seed catalogs and bookmarking varieties we want/need for next season. We also took advantage of not being able to work outside and created our 2016 planting schedule on a few spreadsheets. I guess being snowed in has its perks. We actually got a lot of “farm work” done while indoors!
Anyhow, this weekend we’ll be whipping up some good soups, stews and cookies to gear up for the holiday. I hope whatever your plans are that they include tasty food and spending time with good friends and family.
Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm.