The weather forecast calls for snow and freezing temperatures so we did some winterizing today. We put 8 inches of mulch on the 600 onions and 160 garlic bulbs. This meant raking up the maple leaves and shredding paper to make the mulch. We are shredding taxes and financial papers dating back to 1992. What a great way to recycle this paper. And, we put a real lightbulb in the well house where we have over 150 pounds of potatoes stored—the light will give off enough heat to prevent freezing in the well house (we hope).I also harvested as much as I could—mainly swiss chard and kale which were still growing very nicely. I found a few surprises under the agri-bond—some petite cabbage and a cauliflower or two from Mark’s late fall planting.
This blog reflects the journey of Kathleen and Mark who have left suburbia to steward this historical property and transform the land back into a working farm.