Heather and my daughter Celli were going to take me to CVS to do some coupon shopping to give me a hands on demo, but they both had to get back to their families in Auburn. Next time!!! Thanks again Heather and Celli for driving up last night to do the class.
Frank was a good guy too, he had to be up and out of the house by 8:30 a.m. with our dogs as we needed to keep our main property gate open for the ladies coming to class. He ended up taking a buddy and drove to pick up some new fruit trees we purchased to replace some in our orchard that have died. Tomorrow we will be planting them and with this beautiful Gridley soil and farming weather, we will be picking fruit by the 3rd year.
The comets or stars must be lined up lately for people as Community Supportive Ag (CSA)memberships must be in people's mind. Funny how in one week, I receive 8 emails and telephone calls to obtain information about our farm; or to request to be placed on our CSA membership waiting list. It is very enlightening how more and more people are interested in eating fresh and eating local produce.Aimee from Aimee's Yarn Shop in Paradise and I have firmed up our knitting class with February 25th set for an evening class, 6:30-9:00pm. It will be a Knit Nite where people can choose whether to learn to knit a scarf or fingerless mittens; receive a photo of the item; a pattern; hands on knitting instruction; door prizes; yummy home made baked goodies; bamboo needles and the yarn to complete the project, all for $40.
After each class we do here at the farm, I always am in such ahhh of the young women who are so excited and motivated to learn. They want to learn how to improve their baking skills, learn how to do canning, sew, knit, garden, save money, paint furniture, ways to improve their family's lives; have some fun and get back to the basics!!! Since I am older and we learned these skills from our grandmothers or from school (I learned how to cook and sew in school), it could be an indicator that young women want and need to learn these skills.
Next week on our farm, we will be working the soil to be ready to plant some spring items. I used to plant earlier but I got tired of loosing half of them to the late frost. I am cleaning out our greenhouse to get my little plants started. The cycle of growing is just around the corner.