Happy New Year

We hope all of you had a safe and happy holiday season. We enjoyed the holidays, for us it included a trip to Oregon to visit Ellen and Aaron, our daughter and son-in-law. While we were there we spent a day visiting a couple of farms around Eugene. I’m intrigued with the hot tub made from a water tank at one of the farms. (see picture).

We would like to introduce “Caesar” a Golden Retriever puppy. He is the new member of our Orchard Hill team. His grown up duties will include raccoon and hawk patrol to keep the chickens safe. Ken is also thinking of making a harness so he can pull a small wagon back and forth to the garden to haul tools. In the mean time he supervised the loading of the straw for the strawberry mulching and helped Martha with the seed order for the 2009 garden, but really his full time job is being cute.

Ken going into the business of making wheel hoes to sell at the Organic Conference in Guelph later this month. He is also teaching an EFAO course prior to the conference. After we return from that it will be full steam ahead on the bunkhouse!

I have the garden map all drawn out for next season and am in the process of ordering seeds. It all helps me look forward to spring.

Michelle had her last Fairmeadow Farm pick-up here yesterday. Her first season went wonderfully well. We are very proud of her beautiful, bountiful produce and presentation.