I can’t believe February is over! The highlight of our vacation was getting away for a few days with some of our good friends. It was wonderful and a much needed get-a-way. We talked by the fire, ate good food, went cross-country skiing, and just relaxed!
March is coming in like a roaring lion, and I am anxiously awaiting the warmer weather that is just around the corner! I have a case of cabin fever and as a result I am starting to think about our garden for the summer. In the winter, thumbing through the colorful, ripe fruits and vegetables in the seed catalogs, I never fail to think that this year, I am going to be an incredible gardner. I learned my lesson last year though. I am not planning on having a large garden this summer. I have a lot to learn and I want to have time to learn from and work with other farmers in the area.
Dan and I are taking every opportunity we can to learn from and connect with other farmers. We have already attended the NOFA-NH Winter Conference, Granite State Grazier’s Conference, and more. We have a few more conferences and workshops coming up that I am excited about.
Here are the upcoming workshops I am looking forward to:
- March 7th and 8th: New England Meat Conference
- March 8th: NOFA-NH: Planning and Managing Your Farm for Profit
- March 15th and 16th: Old House and Barn Expo
- March 22nd: UNH Extension: Blueberry and Tree Fruit Pruning Demo
- March 28th: NOFA-NH Farmer Mixer at Smuttynose Brewery
- April 12th: NOFA-NH: Bringing Back an Orchard
I am not sure how many of these we will be able to attend and there are many more that I wish we had time to attend. If you are interested in finding other workshops in New Hampshire check out NOFA-NH events or UNH Extension events.
If there are any other good workshops out there that we are missing out on, please let us know!
Farewell from the farm!
p.s. – I’m loving the pallets from Valentine’s Day! Dan and I have been out stacking wood and we’re hoping to move the pallets around with the tractor.