My last post was at the beginning of what would be a very long eight months...for everyone! What started out as a nice two week breather with family and the farm turned into a much longer, stressful and unfortunately uneventful 2021. Like many of you, we were faced with homeschooling, work and learning how to all get along for months on end without our normal breaks, camps, work weekends, etc. We survived....at least thus far and I am sure we will look back and remember the good that came out of 2020.
With that being said, it was a hard year for Black Acre Farm. We had set an intention that we would take a break from events, classes and the such at the end of 2019. We planned to be back at it by June of 2020....well as they say, the best laid plans. We were hopeful and had tentatively planned a late summer farm to table, a hand full of summer classes and a fall pumpkin patch....that of course was all canceled. Just as our events had to be canceled so did so many others, and so many other businesses shut their doors. Without a market for our products, we stopped making soaps and lotions and instead focused on improvements around the farm.
We have painted fences, gave a facelift to our chicken coop and planted over 100 new lavender plants...and we finally got our high tunnels up and running proper! Also, we are working towards getting a working canning, soap making and bread baking kitchen completed in our old wash house. We are very excited to host classes in our new space...this spring?!?
So here is to 2020...the year that went by so slow, yet so fast that we didn't even post to our website for eight months! Keep a lookout for news of upcoming events this spring...we have a goal to update at least once a month for 2021.
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