We have less than a month until the first Poulsbo Market on April 1st at our new site at Gateway church. Our new apprentice Shan will be arriving in a few weeks. And on May 4th we will start a new market (for us) in Bremerton! It’s on Thursdays at Evergreen Park on the water. The CSA begins May 10th!
With all that coming up, the weather can be a little disheartening. But, trusting that your onion, pea, broccoli, spinach, kale, beet and lettuce starts will make it is part of being a farmer. We still get excited about the new varieties we’re trying. We look forward to working in warmer conditions and eating the fruits of that warmth!
We had a sad loss a few weeks ago of our trusted draft horse Otto. He was a wonderful team member on our farm. We see a lot of both ends of life on our farm. This year, we had the stark juxtaposition of the birth of our second boy Alder Martin and the death of our friend Otto. Wendell (our older boy) has been processing through these events with us and is holding up admirably. We are looking forward to a new kind of growing season with two kids now (You forget how much work infants are.) We are in the process of finding a new horse, but will probably have to bring over a friend’s team to get the spring plowing done. Never a dull moment. We say goodbye and welcome at the same time. We look forward to seeing everyone again at the markets and CSA drops and introducing you to our new family member and our new horse, when he or she arrives.