A small, diverse permaculture farm in beautiful SE Minnesota - our dream come true life focused on Local Food, Local Art, Local Music.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
As lovely as autumn can be, it always makes me feel a bit sad... days getting shorter and darker, garden harvest wrapping up, bare trees, impending winter. I do appreciate the change of seasons but it is a bittersweet time.
Appropriately, the bittersweet vine I planted on the chain link fence two years ago is now covered in brilliant orange berries. Bittersweet, indeed.
Last night it started to rain and continued a warm, gentle drizzle most of today - the first real precipitation we have had in months. By evening chore time, it started to get foggy and I was inspired to get out the camera. Everything had been so parched and dusty for weeks, but the muted colors became saturated in response to the rain.
Amazing how fast the brown lawn greens up with a bit of moisture.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.