Septembver 1 update
This is grape season. It is also a time of transition from summer to fall. As most of you know my parents are facing having to make changes themselves. Dad is doing very well for one in his condition. He is pleasant and not frustrated which is a great blessing for one who is vastly limited from the lifestyle he has lived all his life. The picture is of him on stilts below.This has made a huge void to be filled in the farm. In some ways it opens the way for making improvements in growing fruits and vegetables but making adjustments are still required as our man power has been spread very thin. We are continuing to bring new ideas as we move forward. We will need to be patient and limit what we attempt to do. We hope you can bear with us.
One change is to scale Farm Heritage Day and Pumpkin Day down to a manageable size. After 25 years it is hard to not want to pursue the dream of making people aware of the rich roots that this area was built upon. Both were started as free events and using volunteers. The volunteers have been exceedingly wonderful and true treasures of this region. The cost and man power to make these events in a quality form is beyond what we currently can do. We will still have PYO pumpkins, hay rides, pig races , hay maze and things to do and see each Saturday in October. Night time hay rides will still be available.
School tours will still go on as we believe the next generations need to be connected to farms. These too take lots of man power, time and resources to do well. If you or someone you know is interested in helping with these tours or other activities please let us know. We could sure use help.
Meanwhile, winter squash, peppers, butternut , beans , peas, and squash , melons, radishes and more are now in season. Mushrooms may begin with this rainy weather. Have a meaningful labor day weekend.