So I'm feeling guilty because I haven't blogged. All month. Ostensibly it's because I've lost/misplaced my camera. What's a blog without pictures? A frame of reference for the stories and events I tell you about? Plus my poor boss is on sick leave again; she has the worse luck. I try to console myself with the notion that if I'm at work with the books than I'm not home to take the pictures anyway. So we'll just have to muddle along.
In the big picture the structure we are building for a walk in freezer is more or less complete. It has yet to be wired though. We hope that will happen in the next week or so. At that point the question becomes do we move the freezers outside on our front porch into the building for the winter or do we continue on and finish the walk in freezer. It's a hard call. I think it's a lot of work to unpack, move freezers and repack freezers. On the otherhand the stress of committing to the project and continuing on building the freezer box and installing a compressor; it might be better to wait until Spring. I have decided to leave it all in Danny's hands. After all it's mostly work he will have to do one way or the other.
The ACORN Conference was a lot of fun. We brought Eben and Hannah with us and they attended a few of the workshops, although they both agreed with me that the Space channel is pretty cool. I gave a talk on our CSA as part of a panel on alternative CSA's and did not make too big a fool of myself which is certainly something to celebrate.
In the meantime we have moved most of the cattle home; we did that during the snowstorm last Wednesday - a snowstorm meant that there was very little traffic which made it easier to get the cows across the road. The last few nights we have been serenaded with their singing as we have weaned the cows from their calves and they constantly call to one another. Perhaps tonight will be more restful...
In the meantime we are preparing for our last Market, a Christmas Market this Saturday. Maybe we’ll see you there and you can check out the new recipe for a raspberry jalapeno chutney I’ve been trying out.
Either way be kind to each other.