Week 18: Giving Thanks

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This week in the pack we expect to have leeks, green peppers, spicy salad mix, an herb, celery or celeriac, the cherry tomatoes, beets or kale. turnip or cabbage, and carrots.

These days we have been cultivating a massive crop of gratitude!  It grows well where people help each other out.  I can think of so many examples.  Interns who take our 17-year-old niece under their wing to teach her how to cook.  Customers who pick up packs for each other.  Neighbours who lend each other equipment and tools (and everything is returned in good repair!).  Taking fresh produce to the food bank or church where people need it.  This week the volunteer fire department came knocking and I was very happy to give them our annual donation because they are so helpful in emergencies.  I noticed they cultivate a great attitude among their volunteers when we had a house fire in 2012.  We’re so grateful to all the people who’ve helped out, given advice, or encouraged us on the farm over the last 4 years.

We are blown away by our God, our church, and our pastors, who have challenged us, blessed us repeatedly, and carried us spiritually.  We are so grateful to our family in Christ and our birth families.  We also feel like we have an extended farm family, including customers, employees, volunteers, and fellow farmers.

I hope you all are surrounded by love and great food this weekend!

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Victoria Park pick up

Leeks, with cover crops on both sides

Leeks, with cover crops on both sides

We will move the hoop house over these three beds next

We will move the hoop house over these three beds next

Come in and have some corn!

Come in and have some corn!

Laying hens, slacking off at the water cooler again

Laying hens, slacking off at the water cooler again

Must be Open Farm Day again... David's mowing the lawn

Must be Open Farm Day … David’s mowing the lawn

I want this hoop house to be taller, wider, and resistant to wind and snow

I want this hoop house to be taller, wider, and resistant to wind and snow

Spreading compost with the crop hopper and cart. Thank you Andrew Haley!

Spreading compost with the crop hopper and cart. Thank you Andrew Haley!

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