I like to work on a vignette level. If the canvas is too large I get overwhelmed and creativity goes flying out the window. When it comes to the farm by which I consider as part of my artistic work-in-progress it is easy to forgo working small or one project at a time for there is so much to do here so many projects big and small that I would like to do. This fall we decided to catch up on some of these projects we have been meaning to do and set the time aside to get them done. One of these projects is planting several hundred blackberry bushes. These need to be planted in the fall along with new strawberry beds. So we are taking this fall season to close the farm down and concentrate on farming. Just a few weeks really the month of September while we dig, install a post trellis system for the bushes and prep new beds for the berries. Without the market being open we won’t have to worry about preparing for it, baking and setting up the pavilion takes a lot of time away from farming and the clock is ticking to get these berries in. We still have our Fall CSA starting with the gathering September 18th. here on the farm. So we aren’t closing all together just making a bit more time this year to work on the future of the farm and making it better for next season.
The Fall Farm Plan
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