Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sunny Autumn Days

This week's harvest:

Brussels Sprouts
Herbs: Dill, Cilantro, Parsley,
Lettuce &/or Mustards Greens Mix
Green Onions
Bell Peppers
Hot Peppers
Swiss Chard
Japanese White Turnips
Winter Squash

End of the Harvest Season and Harvest Baskets

Including this week, we have four more markets for the season. We will be doing the Harvest Baskets on Thursday November 6th, which is the first week after the regular market ends. These baskets typically include produce (potatoes, garlic, onions, brussels sprouts, squash, popcorn, cabbage, +?), cheeses from our local dairy shop here in Wisconsin, and maple syrup. Cost is $50. They must be ordered and paid for in advance. Please let me know (in person or by email: if you would like one, so I can put you on the list. You can either pay me at the market, or send a check directly to Lake Country School (if you send a check directly to the school, please still let me know that you are ordering one). 

Farm Stay 1!

Farm Stay 1 begins this coming Monday. We look forward to all that we will get to share together during the next three weeks: cooking many meals, harvesting everything that is left in the gardens, planting herbs and tulip bulbs, working on the pizza/bread oven, hiking, getting ready for the Spooktacular Halloween Festival (which will be on the evening of Saturday October 25th), and of course much much more. Make sure to check the blog during Farm Stay for student-written entries!

 Class G Overnight

Class G was here last week for a rainy Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The rain did not stop any of the activities planned for our time together: hiking, pond study, tree identification, harvest for last week's market, and preparing for the Harvest Festival. Thanks to everyone in the class for their playful, positive spirits and for all the work that they helped us do!

Tuesday and Wednesday Visits

Children from E1 and E2 have been planning small visits out to the Land School on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings/afternoons. The trips always include some element of stewardship (work on the farm), as well as another activity that they have chosen and planned. So far this year, children have come to make beeswax candles, draw out in nature, hike on the trails and bake apple crisp. 

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