|Ice storm---first week of January|
Our second season was planned as another incremental step towards that 100 member goal. We were able to grow our CSA membership to 50, and were planting enough in the fields for 75. This approach allowed us a cushion to make sure we could provide for our members, and would leave us a surplus that we could sell at the Crossroads Farmers Market (our city distribution point).
|CSA distribution table|
|A wonderful crudite of June vegetables|
Another friend-to-be, Lori Watley began volunteering with us too. She helped us begin the orchard, and later returned as a full-time apprentice in 2009. The title of first FSF full-time apprentice goes to Amy Bousman. Currently a Kansas farmer and dairy maiden, we are happy to have been a help during her earlier years.
|Bill helping sort potatoes for the Fall root cellar|
|Rebecca and Lori planting a fruit tree|
|Amy washing Chinese cabbage|
|Roof work in the Spring|
|Packing room ready to go for the year|
The planning began in January, and in March we were cutting the black locust trees that would become the fence posts. Throughout the year we picked away at the project---laying out the fence, digging post holes every 25 feet, setting the posts with the members' help, building gates, and finally hanging the fence. We could not farm without it.
|Member Mark Flynn and brother-in-law Jeff Wilson working on posts---|
Thanks for the help
|Setting the posts with the members' help|
|John and his deer fence spool|
|Sunny and Momma|
|Saturday wedding at Santo Domingo, Oaxaca City|
|Farm-raised Xmas gifts|