One of the best things we can do is give someone a job. I am pretty good at this, as anyone who has visited here for a while can ascertain. By joining the CSA, you have given me a job and I want you to know how grateful I am to have such meaningful work.
We are in this for the long term. Our activities include fencing, haying, and pasture improvement, so that the farm remains a self-sufficient organism. Hundreds of tons of compost are made and spread annually. Biodynamic preparations have been made here for 30 years and we just dug up some beautiful horn manure, which we will share with anyone who wants to stir it up. Barns, roads, tractors and forests also receive attention and care.
I insist that farming be fun, so we throw many parties. Friday nights typically find us playing music on the porch. Forty years of solstice and equinox gatherings have gained an unstoppable momentum, the farm attracts daily visitors, and the swimming hold is often full of laughing kids.
I slip off the farm routinely to try to help others develop organic farms. This really feels important to me for continuity of the local food movement. Networking and celebrating happen a few times a year at the conferences we organize, and I enjoy lecturing occasionally at schools, clubs and events.
Your support helps make all this possible. Six acres of vegetables are planted, with another one to go in soon. This is less than last year, because only 33 people have signed up as of May 28.
If there is any way we can help you, please let us know. This newsletter now comes directly from the farm and we are open to suggestions, ways to improve the CSA, recipes, letters and love.
The gardens look great and you have an open invitation to visit here anytime, to hike, play, camp and join in the fun. Again, we thank you for the job, and we would be happy to give you one, too.
We love and appreciate you,
Jeff & the crew