So, I am starting with a retrospective of some highlights from last year, in somewhat chronological order. Lots of photos ahead! (But I will keep the text to a minimum.)
WWOOFer on our farm for part of the summer. She was so wonderful, we invited her back as a paid intern last year and she lived and worked with us from April to October. She especially loves animals and one day rescued this fawn that the dogs stumbled upon while we were planting a Food Forest. (Yes, we were so tempted to keep it, but no, we let it go and believe its mom found it.)
Surin Farms for a month to do weed control along the south edge of the pasture. They were so sweet, we just might have to acquire a few goats!
All of last year was a preparation for this event: Nature - a Walking Play. It was the most remarkable theatrical production, based on the friendship of Emerson and Thoreau, with fabulous music and moving throughout the landscape of the farm. I cannot do it justice in a few sentences-please see the photos and read about it in my post later this week!
We are also deeply grateful to all of our supporters - CSA members, Farmers Market Customers, Sourdough Bread Buyers at the Peoples Food Co-op, Farm Store shoppers, SBF Wood-fired Pizza Lovers, Workshop Students, Wedding Couples, Farm Event-Goers, Egg/Veggie/Honey Purchasers, Mitten and Sweater Customers, Festival Attendees, and folks just giving us encouragement along the way. Building a dream like this crazy, diverse little farm is rewarding (well, not financially rewarding), but also very hard work, and we so appreciate you!