The Thanksgiving weekend (October 10th, 11th), marked the end of our first season. We attended our last markets and have finished the season having sold everything we grew, except for a few winter squash and of course the chickens are still laying. In fact they are laying up a storm and haven’t slowed down at all yet. Luckily we have friends hungry for eggs and we aren’t impartial to fritattas, omlettes, poached eggs, eggs on toast, fried eggs n’ ham…..(anyone got anymore suggestions?).
All in all the season was a great success. There is such a huge demand for local food at farmers markets, at restaurants and even to our surprise at supermarkets. In the end, we couldn’t keep up with the demand, turning requests away. This is extremely encouraging for next year.
But as for now, it is as if Mother Nature knew that we were done, so she took the sun away and brought us the rains. It really is fall and we have a whole lot less to do now. It is so odd, going from running to a crazy schedule for months, to contemplating what to do next after the first cup of morning coffee…
A few chores still to attend to, but first it is time to enjoy the down time with some good food, a good book and a little more sleep than usual.