|The land is officially going to sleep for the Winter|
Since our last post, we actually had the time to do one final job on the farm: planting saplings.
|One final chore completed in a "nick of time"...next day we had our first snow storm.|
During the drought this summer, we were able to help out a neighbour. A nursery that adjoins our property was in serious trouble. We happened to have a pond close by and allowed them to use what water remained in the pond.
A couple of weeks ago we were surprised when they came to us with 22 saplings of Amelanchier Canadensis ready for transplant. It was a very nice gesture and we were quick to get them into the ground. In fact just quick enough to avoid the snow...which started to hit us the day after.
For those not familiar with the plant, as its Latin name suggest, it is native to these parts. It is also known as Serviceberry, or Juneberry, or for Westerners, the Saskatoon. We already have a few on the property and were really pleased to fill up our rows with these additional saplings. The berries make an amazing jam and some great pies.
With Christmas on its way, this is now the last week for the Tea Room. The shelves in the market are almost bare and we will be closing for the season on Thursday night.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patrons. You've made this year a record year for attendance. We are looking forward to seeing all of you next year when we plan to re-open in March for our 2017 Spring season. Hopefully we'll have a few new surprises for everyone as we work this Winter on brand new menu ideas.
So to all of you, from all of us at the farm, we wish you a very happy Holiday Season and a very prosperous New Year!
|The latest addition to the family, Oliver, gets his first tree ornament (I wonder who's more excited about this)|