Merry Christmas from your HHF family!
No matter the weather or time of year, if there is an empty bed in a high tunnel, we are planting it with something. Yesterday was leeks and a winter onion variety called ‘Desert Sunrise’
There’s nothing more invigorating than working with the soil on a cold winter day, knowing that soon the sun will come out and the days will get longer and these beautiful transplants will start to grow!
Happy Solstice Everyone!!
The high tunnels are buttoned up & everything is covered with plenty of layers of row cover.
Now we just need some sunshine to help thaw out the veggies so we can harvest!
My farming days began nearly 15 years ago, when I worked as a field hand for the Wheat Breeding crew at Cornell University. That summer I learned how to drive a tractor. I learned how to drive a small combine. I learned what complete devotion from a pet means, as far as responsibility and constant having to pay attention to another being. I learned how to give that love back. I also discovered my love of coming home tired at the end of a long hard & hot days work. And I discovered that I longed to get up and do that same hard & hot days work day after day!
Farming for me, has been a journey of growing up, proving to myself that I can do more and accomplish more and do better at everything that I set my mind to. And most importantly, it has been an incredible adventure and catalyst towards building the community of fellow farmers, eaters & family that I love & cherish more than anything.
I am grateful to call myself a FarmHer!