The growing season is a short on for me with it beginning later than most here and ending earlier. All except the greens are done in the field. The flowers are dried. The seeds are being harvested. The hens are on egg-laying hiatus. And I am away for a few days!
I'll be missing the last market in Libby so I can take advantage of my parents hanging around to make sure the hens and all the kitties have plenty of food and face time. I'll be along the Oregon Coast reviving my love of fancy nature photography (its getting too easy/boring using a tiny phone camera when I have some big fancy ones laying around), breathing in ocean air, and taking the time to reset and think about what me and the farm have accomplished over the past four years and what we want to accomplish in the next four.
I'll be back next week to harvest those salad greens and take them to the Amish Farm to Market Store. I'll be taking salad greens there for as long as they'll keep growing this fall/winter and microgreens there all winter long!
I also plan to have a full booth setup at the Fall Bounty Market in Troy on October 15th. I'll have whatever produce is available as well as all the forever flower bouquets, everlasting wreaths, and all the little goodies that I can think of to make with the flowers that got cut and hung to dry this summer.
Thanks so much to everyone who supported the farmers markets, your local growers, makers, and producers (and me!) this season!
We do it for the love of growing and the love of community but we couldn't do it without your love and support as well!
One of the tasks when I get back is to begin sorting and winnowing all the seeds that I've saved so far. There will be more to bring in too as many of the later plants don't mind the cold nights
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.