Dear Farm Journal,
This morning our ridge top feels dreary and colorless compared to our bright days of summer. The green of the pines and occasional flash of a blue jay are the only real aesthetic flecks now, besides the vegetables of course. It certainly doesn’t seem much like a CSA pack out day when almost everything has already been harvested. That is the beauty of the storage vegetables, it’s a short process to the box, a wash, a trim, a little inspection, and in it goes, easy peasy. We have time to work on other projects like sawing timbers and canning venison, something that would be inconceivable on a pack out day during any other season. It becomes more apparent everyday that we are shifting into lower and lower gears of growing. Both farmers and plants live by the amount of light we have to work with, so we all adjust accordingly.