Back by popular demand, another house concert!

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 1st at 7pm , when Granite Springs Farm Community will host another house concert by Glenn Sheffield and Gabe Kelley. The one we had in November was fantastic, and many folks asked us to do it again soon. Here’s a link to Gabe’s website (  where you can find out more about him and his life in Nashville. Glenn, after traveling quite a bit,  has settled in Durham where one of his passions is playing music to support the Lakota people of South Dakota. This concert is offered for donations (suggested $10-$20), but if you are short on funds, please join us anyway. We’ll gather at 7 pm and the music will begin soon after that. Come join us when you can. The musicians will play for a couple of hours, with a break between sets. We’ll have tea and coffee, and you’re welcome to bring beverages of your choice. Snack-y items to share are also appreciated. This concert is indoors, beside the warm wood stove, which means it’s a cozy setting best suited for adults or older kids who enjoy music and are content to sit for a while. Last time we ended with a sing-a-long which was fun for singers (and non) of all abilities! We hope you’ll join us and pass the word to friends who might be interested.


Austin moving rocks that will hold down row cover.

Austin moving rocks that will hold down row cover.

It got down to 16 degrees last night, but we had prepared the best we could. Above, you can see our new CCCC intern, Austin (more about him later), carrying bags of rocks to hold down some row cover. We covered a lot of things (kale, carrots, beets, salad mix, lettuce, chard, cabbages) and some of it we left uncovered (more of the kale, the collards, rutabagas, hoop house carrots, hoop house spinach). We were happy to discover that everything did quite well. It only got down to 46 degrees in our passive solar propagation greenhouse, so the seedlings that will become our Spring plantings are just fine.

We’ve been pretty busy around here cleaning out, organizing and repairing. We’re examining all of our systems, and making plenty of changes and upgrades to our physical plant to support our desire for greater efficiency. We’ll post pics of all that soon. Also, be on the lookout for information about how to sign up for the 2013 CSA. We’re expanding this year, so if you know someone who could benefit from a bit of lovingly grown food, please let ’em know about us!