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December 30, 2017
Happy New 2018!
A Note from the Farmer's Wife
With the temperature in the single digits this morning, the snow is sifting on the farm like confectioner's sugar, a fine powdery descent. The frozen clouds are heavy, squatting on the fields and hillside across the valley. This creates the perfect mood for downtime. The Farmer in his wooly slippers, and I in my fuzzy bathrobe, find it hard to make breakfast before 9 am. For now seed catalogues are tossed aside, allowing for a true break from farm duties.
Later this afternoon the Farmer will venture out to continue his project: forging a walking path through our wooded valley. The time outside and the exercise of whacking multiflora rose, slicing wild grape vines and uprooting autumn olive will refresh him spirits. This morning’s snow will decorate the progress he made yesterday, turning the ordinary woods into a magical kingdom for his princess daughter to explore.
My heart is near to bursting with gratefulness these days. I feel so blessed to live on such an extraordinarily beautiful land, in a snug home with an expansive view of the this precious farm, with a Farmer and family whom I love. As always we look toward the new year with anticipation for the perfect growing season. We wish all of you rest, happiness, and abundant vegetables in the coming year!