After the most perfect summer I can remember, we are being blessed with the most amazing, warm. enduring fall. This morning I took flower photos from around the farm...not the most impressive until you realize it is mid-November and we have not had a hard frost yet, so these are mostly very geriatric blooms!
Usually by this time of year it is white and gray and brown out --these patches of color are intoxicating. The weather has done wonders for my usual fall depression, but afraid it hasn't helped me motivate to put plastic on the windows and hang Christmas lights (today, maybe!)
A volunteer marigold from seed that blew into the pasture from the aquaponics towers.
Dandelion seedhead in the walking onions.
The honeysuckle vine is blooming halfway up the windmill.
Brussels sprouts awaiting Thanksgiving dinner.
The early-bearing raspberries are confused.
A patch of peas self-sowed and are blossoming. I am contemplating digging them up and putting them in a big pot in the greenhouse.
The bottle tree, with the peace dove silhouetted, looked especially beautiful backlit against the morning sun. Sending up a little prayer for Paris, Lebanon and Syria.
Ta dah! Introducing our new bread label and packaging! If you come to the Peoples' Food Co-op in search of our bread (and we sure hope you do), this is the label design to look for!
Not every bakery has bread packagers dressed so spiffy! Our baker-partner, Chris Aldis, baked this afternoon, the label stock arrived by UPS at 5 p.m. and Rog and I got the labels printed for today's loaves after he got off work tonight. He couldn't wait to even change out of his architecture duds to package the bread.
Chris baked his delicious Pain au Levain and his amazing Forbidden Honey breads this afternoon. I have Finnish Cardamom Braid dough rising to bake early in the morning - all will be at the co-op tomorrow morning. We will be sampling the breads at the co-op's Holiday Open House from 5-8p.m.
A huge thank you to Kari Dunn, talented graphic designer who brought our labels to fruition!
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.