Well, the snow is falling from the sky again. 6-10 inches predicted for tomorrow.It is quiet and soft and lovely. My dad said perhaps we will ski tomorrow. He is finally feeling better after a visit to North Carolina to see my brother's family. Too many kid germs. He got back and became violently ill. Poor guy.

The snow sprinkles down and all is still. For now. We have begun planning in earnest and taking a look at what we can actually afford to grow/do this year. The garden is taking shape on paper. I love the straight lines of the ruler and the grid paper. And I equally love the little curves and wobbles that the garden takes once it is carved into the soil.

I worked with Sierra today: tying her to the railing of her pen, brushing her, touching her bulging udder, and then finally giving her a treat of grains and minerals. She is due in the middle of March and it is going to take every bit of training that I can do between now and then to get her used to all of the attention that she is going to be getting.

We are getting over 3 dozen eggs a day from our chickens, and are in need of a sales outlet. This glut of eggs is so common at this time of year. No farmers markets and the few natural food stores in this area are swamped!!

Come buy eggs!! We have to keep them up at our house since the fridge in the store had to be turned off.

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Well, here we are in the midst of winter. It is hard to believe it is here. But February is right around the corner...the month in which we begin planting the very first of our seedlings: ONIONS!

I was perusing our meek root pantry. (It is not underground, but just a closet on the north side of our house.) We have stored our garlic, onions, butternut and buttercup squash, and potatoes all fall and winter. Surprisingly our late dug carrots have done very well. We eat them raw and in soups and even our chickens and dairy cow get to enjoy them!

And recently we put the rest of the apples that survived the mice under our house in the root pantry too! The cabbage that I put back there - I intended to make sauerkraut - well, I never got to it and boy were they stinky when I finally threw them out in early January.

The potatoes didn't do as well - they were on the floor and conditions were simply too cold. Many of them froze. The good news is that we have about four or more five-gallon buckets in peter and karen's basement. Along with 120 more winter squash in my parents basement!!

Oh, lest I forget to mention: We have tons of Eggs!! Come by the farm or go to my parents house in Franklin! They are $4.50 a dozen and there isn't a better egg around!

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"They" are calling for almost a foot tonight. We'll see. It's a welcome change from the warm rainy weather we had right after Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, it's been a while. Sorry about that.

EGGS!!! We finally have them again.

Happy New Year! (lots more blogging this year...promise)

-dan

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