Farming is 'seasonal' - yes it is calendar dependent, but just because the clock strikes midnight doesn't mean the new season is ready to start.
Lots of changes have happened here at Crosstown over the last 12 months, and I am sure many more changes will come, but now finally the plans seem pretty set. Plants are budding out, rabbits and chickens are producing, and most significantly the first baby goats have been born!
Moon & Ari are Nigerian Dwarf does born on Monday the 17th. At about 4 pounds they are tiny little signs that the new season is upon us. No going back, no waiting - full speed ahead into 'the busy season'; which lasts until the end of October by the way!
So a few brief notes about happenings here this year:
- Beyond running Crosstown Farms and focusing primarily on the rabbits I will be working full time at Pigmans Organic Produce. Link up with their facebook page to follow all the happenings there or sign up to be part of their CSA at www.PigmansProduce.com.
- The rabbit CSA will start the middle of May -- sign up over at the store for this great deal.
- I will periodically be hosting or helping with events which be posted here and on Facebook, so check back often!
* First work party -- SATURDAY March 1st. Key project - move and resheet greenhouse.
Two upcoming events already in the works in partnership with the Olympia Slow Food Group:
+ Rabbit class & dinner the end of May.
+ Farm Field Dinner hosted at Pigmans Organic Produce mid July. This 'ultra local' dinner is being planned to feature foods raised or harvested within 10 miles of the farm.
- I will not be growing produce at the Lemon Road site this year, so all CSA & Produce sales will be via Pigmans Organic Produce or the bits I grow here at the house. I may occasionally have eggs or milk available on a first come basis also.
Here we go -- hope you join in for this grand new adventure, I know we are looking forward to a busy productive season!