I want to invite you all to check out our new website! We now feature easy online CSA registration, a new blog, many new pictures, a new "Our Standards" page, and much more! New for 2011, we'll be posting pictures of shares with produce labeled on our "In the Box" page (no more sharpies!), and we also have a new Colvin Family Farm online market opening in May! You can now like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, and subscribe to, and comment on our blog! Coming soon, we'll have a customer review page and more--(you've probably noticed our new email template)!
As you can tell, I'm excited about all this! I do hope you'll enjoy browsing through the site, and I'd like to ask you to forward this to all of your friends that you think might be interested in our farm! Word of mouth is our best advertisement!
Winter at Colvin Family Farm:
I think I should mention first thing that I've not been as faithful taking pictures as I should have--I've been glued to the computer for the last month learning how to design websites etc... and what time hasn't been spent on that has been spent getting together seed orders and structuring the "battle plan" for this season with Caleb and Dad--Sorry!
An example of our strawberries, tucked underneath row cover, they're biding their time till Spring!
A view or what is outside our front door right now--we've got a good heavy dusting of snow!
Pan to the Right--the only places that don't have a solid cover, are the places where it was wet!
One of the fields.
It's coming down!
During Winter, we see some of the most brilliant sunrises!
This picture was taken a week ago--it's really amazing how much snow we're getting this Winter! We haven't had super cold temps yet (although it dipped into the single digits for a week), but we've had more snow and ice in December than we've had in the past three years combined!
No, this isn't an advertisement of Lowes.
We're often asked "What do you do all Winter?" Generally Winter is used to regroup--assess last year's lessons, learn from the mistakes and make a plan that's as foolproof as possible. Also, we get to catch up on farm maintenance, and do projects. Dad's biggest project this Winter is finishing the house! We also are putting up another 20x60 greenhouse, clearing some property, and tearing down the century old farm house we've replaced. Although it's hard to believe, we're already starting seeds in the greenhouse!
Yes--this is an advertisement for Carhart! Great tough clothes--make sure you get one with the "Made in America" tag!
This time of year deer are starting to shed their antlers, if you have a sharp eye you can find them while out hiking. These two are the biggest we've found (Caleb found both of them).
The only one I ever found, was from a four-pointer. I used a piece of it as the latch to the bag I made out of my first successfully tanned buckskin.
Homeschooling--right now Mom is teaching through world geography. She likes the "hands-on" approach. Here the kids are painting a mural she drew out on kraft paper.
Dad hanging up the "tropical rainforest mural."
To wrap up this newsletter, I'll say we're staying warm, eating well (although with some of Momma's "hands-on" approach, we're eating "weird" as we "travel through the world while we eat)." And for the most part we're staying healthy!
Thank you to the early birds that have already joined up for 2011! You all are financing our farm's operations for the 2011 season, and we appreciate it!
You all try to stay warm, and keep safe!
Colvin Family Farm
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