It's been a very busy few weeks on the farm. We've both put in long hours to prepare more ground for planting, cleaning up, weeding, installing a walk in cooler and more! We have some produce starting to come in mainly salad greens and roots. It's exciting to not buy these items at the grocery store.
Each day we have been focusing on one or more projects and working as a team to push through them. It's interesting not having any helping hands we find things are much faster and then other things are much much slower. Everything from soil to weather is so different here and we relish the 30 minute naps we get to take during the afternoon thunderstorms. It's purely amazing to work on a farm that is flat. It takes me back to the NY days at Sisters Hill Farm.
We should have enough food to soon be at the Transylvania County Farmers Market in downtown Brevard. We have been visiting the market almost each weekend to buy the local beef, honey, and awesome wares. It's nice to be involved in a community where everyone is interested in your story and how you got here. It's a slower pace of life that I am finally getting used to. We have even had our extension agent out to visit a few times already and he's helped us navigate our new territory, take soil samples, and even pull weeds!
Well that's all for now. My farming life bed time is early. More pictures and articles to come soon!