Thursday, September 29, 2011

Winterize Me

Preparing for hunkering down here at Bluebird Meadows. Stuart has been working hard in the after hours to get our wood pile to size for the cold weather that will be here soon. This weekend we have temps getting down to 44! Fantastic! The farm is winding down, taking deeper breathes, saying long awaited goodbyes to summer crops past their peak....we have just a few more weeks of fall crops to take to market and then we'll get a break from the market scene. I haven't been for two months now which is really weird. I miss it. But Ruth is definitely keeping me busy. Hopefully we will get our hoophouses planted very soon with goods for Nov. and Dec. I get the big house this year for flowers as we're trying a winter flower CSA. I'm pretty excited about it; I just hope little Ruth will be on board with letting mom get some work done. This morning was the first time I took Ruth to the field to work for a couple hours. She slept the whole time, thoroughly unimpressed with the beautiful lisianthus I cut. In other news, Clover wants to show off her new bed to everyone. Hank stole hers so she has been roughing it on the rug for a while now.


Jammie said...

Alice! That little girl is seriously SO beautiful! And I love the picture of the two of you. Looks like motherhood fits you well. Seems like she was born at the perfect time of year as things are winding down at your farm as you prepare for the winter.

Yvette said...

most gorgeous baby ever, she looks so healthy and delicious! i'll be she's loving all those greens you're eating! = yummy mama's milk

Victor said...

Hey guys!
It's been way to long since I said hello. Congratulations on Ruth's birth. She is gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful fall. Please keep up the blogging, the pictures are especially wonderful.

phoebe said...

Hi Alice! Gary and I were at market Saturday and got to see Stuart. Baby Ruth is just gorgeous! Congratulations! Hope to see you next time, too. Phoebe Overbay

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh! Your blog is an awesome breath of fresh air and a reminder of all the beauty and love that exists in creation! I feel uplifted each time I visit...such fruitful abundance... Ruth Eleanor the most lovely fruit of all!