It has been a while so I will begin by listing what is new:
- We no longer have cows,
- We are putting our effort into maintaining rather than growing,
- We have given up on finding a farm partner.
- This spring the land produced like never before.
We no longer have cows. This was a big one and very tough to do. The cows had become such a living, breathing part of the farm that it feels almost dead to not have them. I can’t really say more than that because I haven’t finished processing it.
We are putting our effort into maintaining rather than growing. There is a limit to how much we can do. Today I was working on the pear trees which haven’t been pruned, weeded, and suckers removed this past year. I nearly passed out from heat stroke. Something has got to give.
We have given up on finding a farm partner. I don’t know what God has in mind for us but we are not driving; that much is clear.
This spring the land produced like never before. Ironic but because of the wet fall, mild winter, and beautiful spring, it seems EVERYTHING is producing. Too late? Ask me at the end of the summer. 🙂