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!