Maybe we have been spoiled. For the last few years, we have been able to work through the majority of winter on many of our outdoor projects. During the winter of 2010-11, we worked almost non-stop on completing the barn. We rarely had temperatures below 30 – and just a few small snowfalls. The next two winters – we put in fencing, built the new chicken coop and were able to put in all of our vineyard posts as Mother Nature remained kind with less than average snowfalls, and above average temperatures. Not so for the winter of 2013-2014!
Winter has some back with a vengeance – and seems like it will be staying for a while! With close to 6″ of snow falling yesterday – and another 1 to 2″ coming again today – the farm is covered in a thick blanket of snow. Unfortunately, it won’t be going anywhere soon – we have had a run of below freezing temperatures for what seems like a month – and this week we are expected to drop down to as low as -10 to -15 on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
Our dreams of having the new hoop house erected by the end of January, and the Cabin Project started by March now seem all but laughable.
All we can do is wait patiently for winter to break it’s hold. We thought we would use the down-time to stroll around the farm and share some winter pictures – we hope you enjoy! Mary and Jim
We hope you enjoyed the winter pictures from the farm. Thankfully, at least we can look forward to starting our seeds indoors in the coming weeks! If you would like to receive our Sunday Farm Update each week – be sure to sign up to follow the blog via email in the right hand column, “like” us on the Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.
Happy Gardening – Mary and Jim