Snowline Tree Farm

  (Molalla, Oregon)
A Family farm for the Seasons

Time is Flying

Oh how time flies. 

Had a hard time looking at my calendar and realizing it really is the end of the month.   My email inbox is also telling me that the end of the month is near.  This is when the cards are due; now is the time to pay the piper so to speak.  All of my harvest indulgences are coming due.  Those extra lights so I can string up just a couple more trees and the outdoor ornaments for trees to go down the driveway, and the ribbon….oh the pretty ribbon I found this year.  Yep; now is the time to pay for it all.  Only problem is I got so busy that I never did get those trees up down the driveway or string lights on the trees in the yard.  But I will next season…..well I will try next season.  And the ribbon, I did control myself somewhat with the ribbon this season and only got a few rolls but when I was cleaning stuff out of the attic so I could put everything away organized and labeled (what a concept!) I found two totes filled with all kinds of ribbon for bows.  I am not totally sure where it all came from but I have a lot of it.  I am not going to have to buy ribbon for several years.  Now to remember that when they put out all the pretty new colors and patterns next season. 

But I am getting off subject.  The month has almost gone by and I have nothing done.  There are taxes to get filled out and sent off, then more taxes to get to my tax lady so they can fill out all those forms I don’t understand.  It’s also time to renew ag and business licenses, farm plates for the pickup, registrations for the associations we belong to and a whole bunch of other things.  I think I need a secretary. 

The past week has been beautiful, for everyone down in the fog in the valley I am sorry.  Your nasty weather gives me great days.  If the trees weren’t all iced up on the sunless side I could have gone out and done a bunch of clipping.  But it warmed up enough today for the last of the snow to melt so now I can go get some work done.  Wait isn’t it supposed to start raining tonight?  Thought so, weather is also calling for snow/mix for the farm by the weekend.  I’m doomed to leaky raingear.

But today was a good day, it was seed day.  I finally got to sit down with my spread sheet and my calculations and order seeds.  I have some really cool stuff for this season.  A tomato that is hollow for stuffing, a pink cherry tomato, a couple new summer squashes, some lettuce that is supposed to be great for making salad mixes, a couple neat looking peppers and a winter squash that looks like it has peanuts glued all over the sides of it.  Almost makes me anxious to get started on the seed starting.  But I have the feeling that will come soon enough.  Another  week and I should be able to start hardy greens for the greenhouse.  YES!  I am so looking forward to a good salad with some baby swiss chard and spinach in it. 

Using that as a jump off point, don’t forget it is time for CSA subscriptions.  For those who sign up early you can also have some good salad with baby chard and spinach……just saying…..  J

But now it is time to go get dinner started to take down the hill.  Youngest boy has an all evening youth group thing he is going to so I am just prepping dinner here then taking it down the hill to the BF’s house.  A bachelor kitchen is not a real place to cook.  Chicken satay with coconut rice and salad, minus the baby chard and spinach L
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