Well another week, and more things to fix. On Monday we decided to make use of the nice weather to finish putting posts around the pond for the new fence, only to find that we couldn’t start the tractor that we normally use for the post hole auger. Fortunately we have another tractor that works, just isn’t as nice for the job. I still haven’t chased down for sure if the problem is actually the starter motor or the wiring getting there, but at least we were able to get the posts in while we still could. And as the bright side as far as repairs go, at least my parts are ready to pick up for the manure spreader.
This week in CSA we have; Lettuce Mix, Carrots, Clancy Potatoes, Rutabaga, Onions, and Baby Kale.
I know it’s only the beginning of December, but we had an inquiry about giving a CSA share as a Christmas gift. Well this got us on to setting up the winter spring season which is now live on the online store. And if anyone else is wondering, yes we can do that. And the new season starts the last week of January.
This week we’re hoping to get a bit of fixing done. Perhaps we can get the manure spreader done and out of the shop, and with luck have the tractor back in working order as well. And perhaps we can even make some improvements. We have all the materials for installing another automatic water bowl for the sheep, just need to do it. But in truth, we probably won’t be getting much of that done this week. We’ll be too busy getting the regular harvest and market pack jobs done while taking in some sessions at the online Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario conference. But learning is important too.
Well it’s a shorter update this week, but that’s just sometimes how it goes.
Until next week,
Nathan and Aleta Klassen