Sunday, March 14, 2010
Farm and Garden Weekly
I've been mulling over an idea for a while, and yesterday morning it became clear what I wanted to do as I read a post on Des Kennedy's book at Kiirstin's blog.
I would like to document in a more serious way the life at Windy Poplars Farm. As you know, we aren't a working farm. The animals who live here, live here until they die. The only product we sell are eggs. And the money just about pays for the chicken feed, at least some months. Our animals are here because we love having them, and because their grazing stops this place from turning into woods. Our donkey, six sheep, and two goats keep us in green pastures. They also give great peace and contentment to Tom when he gets home from a busy day of teaching. And then there are the gardens, both flower and vegetable. I post a lot of pictures, mostly in the summer. I take an occasional Sunday Stroll. But I want to pay more attention. I want to notice the way things change and the way they stay the same. I'd like to think I'll do this every year, but I'll begin with one year and see how it goes. I'm going to start on the first day of spring, which begins in my time zone on March 20 at 1:32 pm. Because that is a Saturday, I hope to write my Farm and Garden Weekly each Saturday thereafter.