Spring Hill Farm

  (Ruther Glen, Virginia)
Tales from the Back 40

Fall 2011

After a very fruitful fall, this year's CSA is done. This is the first summer and fall where we had so much rain.  Some crops fared better than others and some old faithful didn't do well because it was too wet. So it will be interesting to see what next season holds for us.  I think between all of the tropical storms, earthquakes and aftershocks, our pond did't like it and gave up.  We lost a great deal of water.  I'm not sure what that will mean in the future, especially when we have to depend on it for water. I guess we have a few months to see what we can do. 

Now that the frost has come, the leaves are falling off the trees and Thanksgiving is around the corner.  I have already made some fresh Christmas wreaths for a customer who won my wreath in our school auction. I love making them, but it is hard to gather the tips on school days. Basketball makes it quite difficult. But it is not unheard of for me to be outside in the dark with the headlights of the truck or tractor lighting my way. As I have been checking the evergreens, there are a LOT of berries, which makes me wonder if this will be a winter with lots of inclimate weather...stay tuned!


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