Monday, January 24, 2011

New Design and New Prospects for a New Year!

If you haven't noticed or been to my site before, I changed the design of the blog and added all of our CSA information, which can be found along the right-hand side under "CSA details".  Things are changing for Luxy Farm; we want to be bigger and better this season.  We had such a successful first year as independent farmers that we now have the confidence to bring on an intern (or two) and expand our operation.  If anyone is looking for farm experience from May until October, give me a shout at luxyfarm@gmail.com.

Jonny has been rifling through the seed catalogues, mesmerized by the colours, shapes, and sizes of the various vegetable varieties available to our climate and hardiness zone.  The garden has been mapped out, the days are getting longer, and I'm becoming more and more excited about getting started in March.

In the meantime, we will continue attending farming seminars and organic agriculture conferences, promoting the CSA, and working our winter jobs.  We had a great time in Russell this past weekend at the Living Locally Fair.  If you missed it, make a point of going next year because it was fantastic!  We stocked up on baked goods from the Swiss Farmer Bakery, Phyllis' Home Baking, and Antoinette's Delicasies; hummus from Blackhouse Catering; locally ground coffee from Poppa Bean; and I even purchased a children's book written by local author, Joanne L√©cuyer.  The librarian promoting the Russell library looked stunning in her burgundy sweater!  (She just happens to be our neighbour and CSA customer!)  A big thank you to those of you who stopped by, said hello, and enquired about the CSA - we hope to see you again soon!

It was -33 degrees Celcius this morning when Jonny was leaving for work at 6am!  By the time I got up an hour later, the thermometer read -31 and now we're sitting at -20, and it's just after noon.  Last summer, we had one day of +40 degrees - talk about extremes!  That's a 73 degree difference!  I'm extremely grateful for our wood-burning stove on days like these.

Stay warm Ontario!  Spring is just around the corner...




1 comment:

  1. love the new look! happy new year to you and hubby and all the rest on luxy farm. here's to a sensational growing season this year and that everything comes up roses.

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