Winter Arrives at Blue Yonder Organic Farm
Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth. ~Hugh Macmillan, "Rejuvenescence," The Ministry of Nature, 1871
It is hard to believe that winter is here, but the snow does not lie. Here at Blue Yonder Organic Farm we are busy getting our turkeys ready for our Thanksgiving customers, moving our ewe sheep to the barn for lambing, and consolidating our laying hens to the barns where we have heated water and protection from the snow and wind. It is incredible to see how the farm changes, as it readies itself for what promises to be a long, cold winter. Much like the farm, I am beginning to slow down and prepare for a time of rest, reflection, and restoration. I am excited to look back on all of the progress we have made on the farm this year, anxious to figure out the things that didn’t work, and begin to plan for next year with the promise of a fresh start in the spring. Over the next few weeks, I will be writing about our farm plans for the next year. We have a lot of incredible changes planned, and opportunities to reach even more military Veterans through our week-long training program and farm incubator program. Please continue to follow the farm this winter as we prepare for another incredible year of transformation!