Tim started seeding - he has 50 trays done of Celeriac
The first bunch of seeds has arrived from Johnny's
Pigs are well. Booby and Shirley have lost some weight, which has been our intention, because apparently when they get over weight they don't cycle which means no piglets.
Last week Tim & Nathan were cutting snow, 6 feet deep off the animal barn in canard before the rain came last week.
The warehouse is starting to look more and more empty as spring approaches, signalling a new season. The veggies are also showing signs of the time that has past since they were harvested. My feeling of appreciation for local food this time of year is heightened. As some of you may know we are working hard to provide more diversity in the winter months. This has taken years to learn and will continue to be an evolution over time.
Check out the upcoming farm event - all members are welcome to attend all of the events. Check it out online under the CSA section of the web page. Friday March 20th (Spring Equinox), TapRoot Farms Honouring Spring Ceremony. Begins at 6PM. RSVP if you can.
HarvestHand has launched an International CSA Sign-up day. Way to go Duncan! http://harvesthand.com/blog/post/FARMS-CELEBRATE-INTERNATIONAL-CSA-SIGN-UP-DAY
Rhea Hamlin has been hired to join the TapRoot Fibre Lab work. You can learn more about Rhea here: http://www.taprootfarms.ca/blog/post/Introduction
We are so very close to moving forward with the Fibre Lab (meaning starting a design and prototype of the small scale machine)- Rhea has started a facebook page for it. Soon, for those of you who wish to, you will be able to get a fibre share as well from TapRoot. One day soon, clothes but first we need to have some machines to process with. https://www.facebook.com/TaprootFibreLab?ref=bookmarks
As some of you know, I work as a Municipal Councillor. This is budget season for Municipal Council and we have many meetings. We are also undergoing an overhaul of our Municipal Planning Strategy. There are many changes and matters of civic responsibility to consider these days.
Many of you may be interested to follow the work of Engage NS. http://www.engagenovascotia.ca/ - I sit as one of the board of governors/directors of Engage NS and am very excited for where we are and where we are headed.
Josh and Lily are in Vancouver. Josh's dad and partner live in Vancouver and Josh is attending an organic conference.
Driving home last night it dawned on me how our road looks nothing like our road has ever looked that I have known. If someone were to take a picture of it and show me I would argue that it has no resemblance to our street. The weather has really shifted things for us hasn't it. Just the day to day has a new look to it. I am in awe of nature. The power of it.
Let's squeeze all of the juicy goodness remaining in Apple Month! These carrot apple muffins leave out unhealthy stuff like bad fats and refined sugar & flour, and leave in a mouthful of moist deliciousness in every bite. They rarely stick around for longer than a day or two in our house (of two!)
Full disclosure: I haven't made this, but I'm totally going to when my shares arrive tomorrow! Dark chocolate and red berries are perfect together, and I can't wait to try this cherry and chocolate tart.
What? You still have beets left over? I've got just the recipe for you. Thanks to member Rhia Perkins for this delicious looking beet hummus recipe.