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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update for December 22, 2017 -- Wishing You Peace, Joy, Love...and Garlic!

Posted 12/23/2017 12:19pm by Cheryl.

Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Friday!  Happy Winter!

The shortest day of the year has passed.  As farmers, we are particularly attuned to day length and light.  It is always good to have the days get longer -- but as they lengthen by minutes, we'll be using this time of winter to plan for the long summer days ahead.  And rejuvenate ourselves for the coming year.

But just because it's now officially winter, doesn't mean that the task list gets any shorter.  Here's a quick tour of some of the things going on at the farm this week...

The Baler Barn project continues.  The more we get into it, the more damage we've found.  All of the beams had to be replaced and nearly all of the upright posts had to be repaired.  And getting this 80-year-old building level and square is a challenge.  But good progress is being made -- even though it's hard to see. 

But we have found some interesting graffiti!  The JHF must be from Cheryl's dad, Johnnie Holt Ferguson!  And the face is composed of drill holes.

 

Other tasks this week included weeding and clearing the dead leaves from the strawberry plants.  You can really see a huge difference in before and after!

 

This is our last Weekly Update for the year -- we're taking a few days off to relax and enjoy the Holidays  We so much appreciate you reading this newsletter and passing it along to your friends.  We are so thankful of your support of our farm and your interest in what we are doing.  Your comments about these newsletters and our products really help us do what we do.  We cherish your words of support and encouragement as well as your business!  And most of all, we are most grateful for your friendship and trust.

Here's wishing you the most wonderful Holiday Season ever!  Joyous Solstice, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and all good wishes for a Happy & Healthy New Year!! 

Cheryl, Ray, Chris, Jonny and all of the Plum Granny Farm Family

              

Plant Your Victory Garden Now!

Interested in planting your Covid-19 Victory Garden?  Plum Granny Farm is happy to help!  We'll be holding our 7th annual Spring Plant Sale the first weekend in May.   Four terrific days to find those perfect plants for your own Victory Garden – Friday, May 1 (10-4), Saturday, May 2 (10-4), Sunday, May 3 (1-4) and Monday, May 4 (10-3). 

On Friday and Saturday, we will reserve the first 2 hours of the plant sale to seniors and those at-risk.  We will also have procedures in place to ensure adequate social distancing such as limiting the number of people in the greenhouse at any time, asking visitors to bring and wear masks and maintaining 6' spacing in checkout lines, etc. Other preventive measures will be in place as well for hand sanitation, etc. 

Hundreds of plants will be available!  For a complete list, please click here.

PlumFresh Registration Is Open NOW!

Sign-ups for our popular PlumFresh Harvest Subscription Program have begun.  This program is our own twist on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  It is flexible and customizable -- and you don't have to pay for the entire season upfront.  Click here for more information!  Ready to sign up now?  Click here!

Our Online Store is Ready to Serve You!

We've been really jammin' so now our online store is fully stocked and waiting for your orders! Click here to go right to the shelves.  You'll find our popular fruit-forward Jams (regular and gift-size jars), Garlic Powder and Granules as well as our new Ginger Powder and Lavender Sachets!  

NEW!  Local customers can order online and arrange to pick up their items at the farm or at the Cobblestone Farmers Market Winter Market.

 

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