Greetings from Dancing Hen Farm!
We will be delivering Buying Club orders this weekend. Ordering is not open and will close Thursday (12/13) morning. Availability includes eggs, pastured chicken, apple orchard pork and storage vegetables.
It was so nice to have sunshine for a few days this week. The sun always helps to bring a smile on a winter day! I know this part of the country is not known for sunny days, but it seems we have really had your share of clouds this year, so the sun has been very welcome! Warmer temperatures, but rain over the weekend, so more clouds on the way. But, in about a week and half we will be celebrating the Winter Solstice and then the days will begin to get longer. Slowly getting longer, but longer none the less! Seems strange to be talking about longer days when there are still so many winter filled days ahead of us.
Farmer Don has been busy with the "wood stove shuffle" recently. He replaced a large (homemade?) wood stove from our main nursery greenhouse with a much more efficient air tight wood stove. This air tight stove will allow us to keep a fire burning for longer periods of time and also use less wood. Hopefully we can avoid our transplant freeze out from occurring again this year. But, I fear the dance of the wood stoves has just begun, for now Farmer Don is convinced the stove in the greenhouse is better than the one in the house!
We have started to make some tentative plans for our 2019 season and the word of the year will be "change". We are excited to be implementing a new marketing and business plan for our farm. And we want to thank everyone in advance for their continued support. Watch social media and your email for announcements concerning the 2019 season. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead.
With less than 12 hours to get your buying club orders in, I need to end this newsletter and get it into the email stream!
We wish you a peace filled holiday season! Be safe, be happy and count your blessings.