January 10th, 2014
So, the new year starts and all ready my work load increases. Last week's cold and BREEZY weather ripped the film off my high tunnel. My roosters got frostbite, and my basement flooded - because the sump pump went out.
I've been persuaded to start up another CSA, come spring. Been thinking of doing a 10 week format. My major complaint from the 3 previous tries, was TOO much. A farmer tries to please his shareholders and they complain of recieving way too much produce. Go figure.
I'm going to implement a different strategy this 2014. It'll be more of a pay-as-you go setup, for those who want and in-full, upfront for the others. Haven't set my deadline yet or contact info. Will have something up by February.
Managed to sprain my ankle couple of days ago. That old "no good deed goes unpunished" was the cause of my little calamity. Brother's pipes froze under his house. He has the flu; so, I had to crawl under house and wrap heating cable around his pipes. Last thing to do was plug it in and that was when I either stepped into a hole off his porch - or missed a step. I thought I'd broke it. Fortunately, the pain didn't last too long; it's still swollen and I hobble about - but there are still chores on a farm to do. So, no taking it easy.
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Single farmer. looking to plant beans and corn. Have tractor. Enjoys the outdoors and long walks [hoeing] in the fields.