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The Weekly Weeder

December 2017

Season's Greetings!
News from the Farm

Dear Friends,

Hello!  The cold and a thin blanket of snow has at last come to the farm. Like our laying hens, the wood stove is fed everyday now.  It's a nice kind of work to load the stove.  The whole chunks are thick and heavy, but the stove fills up fast. It's a chore that keeps your farmers healthy and fit! 

We haven't written in a while.  Once the garlic was planted and mulched in November, we said goodbye to our summer crew members. It's bittersweet to say goodbye, now all the work is on the two of us.  We spend most of the week washing and trimming roots, cleaning onions and garlic, sorting the last of the squash and pumpkins, and then delivering the orders.  

December has been so mild, we've continued to cut wood and are slowly building the greenhouse (see photo below).  Our spare moments are spent working on year-end bookkeeping, and revising all our sales and marketing materials for 2018.  See the "CSA UPDATE" below.

But we're keeping our work days reasonable, spending the long nights with our growing sons.  Paul is now 11, and John just about 9.  We're involved in their youth hockey teams, like to play games, and enjoy reading and skiing.  

May your Holiday season be filled with good food and cheer!  Drop us a line if you feel the urge.  We always enjoy hearing from you.

Eat well and happy cooking everyone,
Mat & Cate
November:  Mulching garlic
December: The new greenhouse is underway! 
It will be a simple unheated structure and used primarily for our spring plants and summer onion curing. 

Thank you to those who are eager to reserve your share of our 2018 crops.  The  Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) sign-up materials will be available in early January. 

If you want to sign-up before the end of the year, use our on-line sign-up form or use a check along with the 2017 order form (use the "after March 1,2017" payment options).
Hope is all around us.
It shows itself in a trillion remarkable ways. 
Happy Holidays!
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Ridgeland Harvest E5538 Nelson Road, Viroqua, WI 54665

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