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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...

HappyDay CSA Newsletter Week 1 Jan 4th 2018

CSA 2019 Week 1 CSA Jan 4thDownload       Well here we are, having arrived in 2019!  We’ve had some glorious weather of late, allowing us to accomplish some much needed infrastructure projects.  We run full tilt during the growing season, and there is not often time...

HappyDay Farms Dec 30th 2018 Barn Edition

      As a small child, my father was part of a local construction crew with some of his brothers, friends and neighbors.  The cast rotated a bit during the years, but it was always a group of cheerful, hard workers engaged in a...

HappyDay December 27th

        It is important to carve out time for unplugging and reconnecting.  Life is a process of gathering input that is utilized to form a world-view.  This understanding can be made more effective by the opportunity to reflect and...

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