Happy New Year! Over the last few years my wish to have a semi-successful mini-farm has kinda-sorta been headed towards coming true. Even though I am not much for resolutions, I am determined to achieve a few small goals for the farm and see where this little experiment can take us.
1) Actually keep records of expenses... which involves dealing with two things I hate: money and math... but I do have a nice new little file folder to keep receipts, so that is something right?
2) Install a high tunnel growing system. So thanks to my wonderful local NRCS/USDA office I was awarded a grant this last summer to implement a high tunnel, which will allow the farm to provide more locally grown produce. We have taken the first step and ordered the high tunnel... but now to get it up and going by the end of March... that will be the challenge.
3) Offer more events and classes. Looking into this next year I would like to offer more soap making classes, maybe a few quilting classes and more. Also, we have a tentative plan for a farm to table dinner this June, which would open the farm to participants and provide a multi-course menu straight from the farm.
If you have any great ideas or suggestions for the farm, please don't hesitate to let us know. Feedback helps move us forward!