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HappyDay CSA Newsletter Week 11, March 18th, 2019

CSA 2019 Week 11 CSA March 18thDownload      I always know spring has arrived because I feel it deep in the muscles of my body.  That first week of good weather always bring a mad rush of work, creating an ache that encompasses everything from the toes up through the...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Week 10, March 11, 2019

CSA 2019 Week 10 CSA March 11thDownload        I’ve been reflecting on the relationship between food and human.  Also reflecting on the meaning of relationship in this instance, the fundamental connection of sustainer and sustained.  We’re taught to think in...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Week 9, 2019

CSA 2019 Week 9 CSA March 4thDownload      Well folks, spring is on the horizon and we are hoping for some sunny days in March!  We didn’t manage to get much outdoor farm work done in February what with the land being under snow for...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter February 10th, 2019

     The sun has broken through the clouds, shattering brilliant diamonds as the rays glance off the snow and light up the dim world.  Snow has come to the mountain in a significant manner for the second time in a week. The farm is tucked...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Feb 3rd 2019

CSA 2019 Week 5 CSA Feb 4Download Imbolc or Imbolg (/ɪˈmɒlɡ/ i-MOLG), also called (Saint) Brigid's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Bríde, Scottish Gaelic: Là Fhèill Brìghde, Manx: Laa'l Breeshey), is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. It is held on 1...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Jan 28th, 2019

CSA 2019 Week 4 CSA Jan 28thDownload         One of the things I love about living in Mendocino county is that January often brings a period of mild, sunny weather.  This time arrives after we’ve had significant rainfall,...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Jan 20th, 2019

CSA 2019 Week 3 CSA Jan 21stDownload As I harvested and washed salad mix in the sleet today, I thought about what it means to farm in the winter. Some things are much easier (no irrigation, less pest pressure, less heat) but some are hard, like the cold, the wet, and...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Jan 14th

CSA 2019 Week 2 CSA Jan 14thDownload       We’ve been getting some amazing weather patterns that bring a few days of plentiful precipitation and then some days of warm and glorious sunshine.  The pond is full, the landscape is beginning to return to green as the...

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