Richert/Phillips Farms

  (North Liberty, Indiana)
ventures of a small fresh pick farm
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fallow the seasons

   We checked the orchards in the area and most of the apples are damaged or gone from the frost. There is another frost coming tonight and it makes me think of all the people who, when the warm weather was here got excited about summer and believed the cold was over. Part of this life we choose is about not knowing what is around the corner and that uncertainty is what separates the dedicated from the ones who just play.

   Meat chicks arrived today, we put them in the greenhouse for now--they sure are cute. We think are order is wrong because some off the birds have discoloring on them, time will tell if they are meat or layers.

   The funnest part of farming the way we do it is are work and income is always changing according to the season. In the beginning of the year it is greenhouse and maple syrup. In spring chicks, planting, and tending to the bees. Summer brings weeding, planting, harvesting. End of the year is trapping, cleaning and repair between attending seminars. There is rarely a break, but when there is we take full advantage of it.

   The markets open next week so we are running a special offer to new CSA members if they sign up between now and next week the cost will be $500.

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