Sunday, November 15, 2015

Flowers and Fruits of November --in Minnesota!

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.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Big Time!

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!