After the ripping wind we had all Tuesday night, I was a little worried I would find one of the greenhouse roofs blown off and flapping in the wind, or something worse. But upon driving in on Wednesday morning everything was perfectly fine and calm, greenhouses standing tall and strong. We also saw some lower temperatures this week, but by Thursday we were still able to harvest some beautiful spinach and fill all of our restaurant orders. And once again no new new snow has fallen, despite the 100% chance of snow in the forecast.
I mentioned earlier how once we wrapped up with the CSA and the New Year began, we got back in the greenhouse and started seeding some new onions. But, what has really been the
biggest task at this time of year, has probably been the indoor projects. Matt and Jacy have spent a considerable amount of time these past few weeks working on a grant proposal that will be geared towards implementing new infrastructure here on the farm to further our season
extension capabilities. Meanwhile, also resuming work on the Organic Certification application, bookkeeping for the previous year, crop planning for two fields, going over some 30 applicants for next year’s crew, and making progress on the barn/house with more siding going up each week. I will be sure to talk more about the grant and the Organic Certification as they progress.
We had a visit this week from Dylan and Sam, two MSU students who are making a documentary about the local food system in Bozeman. They were out here over the summer for some footage, and have also visited several other farms and interviewed several other farmers in the area. Their film is called Bozeman Eats, and scheduled to be completed this spring. They will be presenting the film’s trailer next week on Thursday evening during the Bozeman Film Festival’s screening of Queen of the Sun. It is a film about the state of bee colonies worldwide and has been highly reviewed. It’s only $3 too! So go check it out, and pray for snow….