Most years, in early spring, I struggle with feelings of anxiety and self doubt, wondering how I will get through a very long, and sometimes relentless season; never knowing what the year will bring our way. Last year we were challenged by drought, wind and pests; which made the work harder. Despite the challenges, my spirits stayed high because of our community and the support and enthusiasm you provided each and every week. As I dig in this season, I am again buoyed by the kindness and support of our work shares and farm members.
This week we were finally able to till, make beds, spread compost, and crab shell flour (a natural source of calcium). We were able to plant our early beets, spinach, arugula, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage and chard. We pruned our apple trees and raspberries. The rains and cool temperatures have been seasonal and welcome. We are diving in to our work with enthusiasm for a new year.
For the first time, Madelyn Sullivan and I will be offering a workshop called Salt of the Earth; A Day of Story, Symbolism, Yoga and Craft. Madelyn will teach students to make their own beautiful leather sandals. She has been making sandals for and with people for many years. She teaches classes in California, Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii. We are very lucky to have her come all the way to Maine to offer this class. The day will be full of her stories, yoga, a delicious farm lunch, and much more. To find out more check out Madelyn’s site http://www.madelynss.com/classes-1/salt-of-the-earthbrunswick-me You can also contact me with any questions you may have. firstname.lastname@example.org
We still have farm shares for this season! To join our community See our 2017 Milkweed Farm CSA Application for more information
And, a final parting shot from this week…..
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