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This Week on the Farm 12/31
Well it is the end of a year of change. As we huddle in the house due to below zero weather, Tyler and I are very proud of all of the things we accomplished this year. We expanded our membership again in 2013, added land, added more employees, became certified organic, and most importantly, became parents.
Being new to parenthood has definitely thrown a wrinkle in our normal routine. All of the big projects like brush removal and working on our new packing shed have been put on the back burner as both of those require two sets of hands and one of us needs to be inside taking care of the baby. As the new year begins and we start to get more sleep (fingers crossed) I am hoping we will have more time to work on these projects since it will make this coming spring less stressful.
This coming year we will be offering the same vegetable shares, but, unfortunately, we will not be offering the flower share. Kit has decided to retire to spend more time with her grandkids and be able to actually go on vacation during the summer months. Given the timing we were unable to plan ahead for 2014 and do the necessary fall plantings ourselves. We are hoping to offer flower shares again in 2015.
We have been able to finish our seed order for 2014 and have the majority of the seed ordered already. As of January 1st I can place the rest of our order so that it is on the 2014 books. Since our last blog post we finalized our budget, added two new pick-up sites in Madison, tweaked our marketing materials, reworked the sign-up sheet, and closed up the books for 2013. December is traditionally a fairly low key month for us. I am looking forward to 2014 and all of the adventures that a new year will bring.