This is a time of transition. Temperatures are falling; the days are getting short; and we are so grateful for sunny days. There are ladybird beetles all over the front of our house. Normally I collect them and bring them to the greenhouse, hoping they will survive the winter. I also hope they will multiply and help control aphids. Our farm focuses a lot on winter and early spring greens production. The tomatoes and cucumbers are being pulled out of the greenhouses, to make room for all the delicious winter crops.
The farm crew had an ‘end of year review’. It isn’t the end of the year yet, but they wanted to get started now on changes we want to make for next spring. How proactive is that?!? This powerful farm team is planning to keep working here at Abundant Acres through the winter and next year! David and I are truly grateful. It is so humbling and thrilling that they want to stick with this farm. They are taking on more and more responsibility, learning new skills, figuring out new innovations, and sharing the load. This radical delegation is not easy some days. But I think it is forcing us all to grow, like the crops around us.