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I imagine the changes have been a bit confusing so let me try to de-confuse. As you all know, Glenn's on permanent disability due to his back injury so he's limited as to what he can do. Last summer we arrived at the decision that he / we couldn't continue carrying the level of CSA load we'd been doing and that trying to do it all was hurting the whole operation. So we decided to cut back a bit, concentrate on the things Glenn can actually manage, and try to find help in other areas. Jim Daniel, a local guy from Lewisport, KY and owner of 5 Gallon Farm (you can find him on Facebook), has been working with us since last Fall in taking over the garden operation but I'm continuing to manage the paperwork, website, and so forth. The vegetable crops will continue to be grown here on the same farm and we will be involved, but Jim will be the main guy. He'll grow many of the same crops and select some of his own varieties, too. He'll also be
using sustainable practices, just like we've done.
We're hoping for a better year, climate wise, than last - we're still amazed that we were able to scrape by all season through that drought (the worst one in a LONG time). We're continuing to work on ways to reduce the impact of a bad weather year but as with everything else on the farm, it will take a while.
One of my New Year's Resolutions is to get something posted on the blog at least once a month. So far I've barely made it, but the year is young ;) Hold me to it - if you visit the website and it's boring because it hasn't changed since the last time you were there, hold my feet to the fire! Ask a question or share a story - our members in Ohio really got into one-upping each other with getting a question of the month posted, or sharing creative recipes, or telling stories about their visit to the farm or encounter with some new (for them) veggie. If you've got something great to say, send it along and give me permission to post it. If you have something rotten to say, send it along, too. We do appreciate the feedback.
In the meantime, stay warm and dream of fresh lettuce and home-grown tomatoes!