With winter trying to decide if it's gonna grab the farm in it's icy grip this year, I've put away most of the field tools and equipment and turned my time and attention to planning for next season and lots of seed prepping.
Next spring, the website should be teeming with more seed varieties and wintertime crafts, but first all the seed needs to be threshed, weighed, and measured out and the packets designed and printed. Wintertime is when I get to daydream about all the beautiful and tasty things that I'll get to seed, transplant, and grow next year and hopefully plan well enough to have space for everything ;)!
Wintertime is also a perfect time to get caught up on reading or watching movies, especially when I can have a hot cup of tea and maybe a few cats or kittens curled up in my lap.
Here's to a winter with enough snow to ski, snowshoe, and sled (and to cover and protect the soil from those extra frosty below zero temps!) 🍻🥂🍻
If you need a special something to brighten your space, or a friends, as the days get shorter and darker, look no further than the Forever Flower Dried Bouquets now available at the Amish Farm to Market Store in Libby!
Once they're gone, there won't be more until next fall so snatch them up early!
The kittens are out of their office space and fully integrated into the family! Hella was a little extra grumpy the first few days, but her outings to help me in the greenhouse and tidy the shed gave her some quieter moments away from the kitten chaos.
What's available this week?
Where to find it all?
All the Microgreens and Dried Bouquets are available at the Farm to Market Store in Libby!
It is! the first snow is here! It won't last but it is a promising beginning. It also helps spur me to get the beds mowed and tarped, field equipment cleaned and put away, and the chicken huts electrified before more comes.
There is still some dead tomato vines to take down (great for a cold rainy day), tools to be oiled and organized so they are ready to go next season, and kittens to teach the house rules to.
But now there is time to sleep in and still be up before the sun, to read some books or catch up on movies, and to cook something more than frozen meals. I can catch up on hose projects like more painting and going through all the stuff that I don't need.
There are still the microgreens to seed, water, and harvest as well as bins upon bins of seeds saved from this season to thresh and prep for planting or sale (and the accompanying computer work to design the packets and update the website!)
But, thankfully, the overall pace is slowed and now it is time to recover, regroup, and plan for the winter.
It's a good thing log cabins have deep window sills so all the kittens can watch the Starlings and the Deer at the same time. They only get grumpy when I disturb them and get their hopes up for more treats!
What's available this week?
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.