the last day part two

Farm work is far from over. However, yesterday was the last day the farm stand was open to the public and we were busy working hard in the snow.

Kind of…….here is a photo gallery of what our day was like:

A few fist pumps to celebrate making it through a long and hard farm season!

Of course there was snow angels!

And Dunkin Donuts. Woot- Woot! (we all eat WAY to healthy 99% of the time!)

Taylor thought Santa had stopped by the farm when the coffee and donuts appeared out of no where!

But wait….we did work! lots of snowy leeks got harvested!

And 50 pound bags of potatoes got filled. I broke out in a sweat carrying these puppies!

And of course, Henry was there to help.

I can’t believe another season has come and gone. It feels so strange.

Taylor and I are going to be working all winter pruning apple trees and harvesting other veggies that are still available on the farm.  But still…..the hardest and most rewarding part is over.  Farm work is brutal.  It makes me happy, sad, frustrated, and totally in awe of what I am capable of doing both mentally and physically.

There is nothing else on this earth I would rather spend my time doing than growing food.

If it wasn’t for the most nourishing and delicious ingredients I don’t think I could do this.

(Savory stuffed baked apple recipe tomorrow)

Blood, sweat, tears, and a whole lot more, at least we eat well!

Happy Halloween everyone.  I will be back tomorrow with my apple recipe.

 

 

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6 Responses to the last day part two

  1. Karen Anne says:

    With the farm stand closed, what do you do with the leeks, etc, which I wouldn’t think would keep over winter?

    • drealieberg says:

      We have a self serve up at the stand until we run out of food. Taylor and I will continue to pick until food runs out in the fields or the weather gets too bad.

  2. Beth says:

    Thank you, Andrea, and thank you to all farmers for bringing us plentiful and nourishing food this season. Farming is brutal, dangerous work – beautiful and rewarding work. Work upon which our lives depend. Thank you, farmers, for all you do for us.

  3. Beth says:

    And thank you, Henry! Seeing you in afarmerinthedell.com is always a happy treat.
    You’re a lucky dog, Henry.
    You’re a good dog!

  4. amy leclerc says:

    Wow! Can’t believe the season is over. Another one for the books. You and your team work so hard. It is really admirable. Can’t wait to see you and Taylor relax a bit over the holidays.

    XO

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