Monday, October 3, 2016

October's Monday Melodies

by Laura 

Moving towards the winter
October 3, 2016 

This is a time of gathering.
The squash are carried in from their piles in the fields,
the carrots unearthed from their rows.
I heard today a white-throated sparrow, who last sang to me in the early days 
of spring. 
He who is always home is calling my home home for now. 
If for only today
I find relief in the drying of the leaves.
There is a time to ask what lives in the darkness
There is a time to become what the darkness holds.

This Week's Projected Harvest: 

Bok Choi
Brussels Sprouts 
Daikon Radish

Japanese Turnips


Peppers: Red and Orange Bell, selection of hot peppers


Winter Squash

A Request for Perennials:

In an ongoing effort to transform the farmhouse yard into a haven of flowering shrubs, fruiting trees, and aromatic herbs, we are in search of perennials that could be divided and brought here to the Land School. Please contact the Land School staff if you have perennial flowers or herbs that could be divided! Autumn is a perfect time for transplanting. We can come to you to do the digging, or you can dig and bring us plants at the weekly produce market.

The Harvest Festival:
This year's Harvest Festival is this coming Sunday, October 9, 11am-3pm. Apples will be pressed, hay wagons will be ridden, songs will be sung, a feast will be shared, fun will be had! This is a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Land School and the company of many many Lake Country friends. 

Thursday Community Workday, October 6: 

This week's Land School market will be on Thursday, October 6, at the usual 4-6pm time. We will then resume to Tuesday markets for the remainder of the harvest season. If you would like to join us this week for a community workday, please consider coming to help with the weekly harvest, which this week will be on Thursday. As always, please be in touch if you have any question or would like to join us for the day: 715.265.4608. We would love to have you here!

Market Credits:

If you are interested in using the credit system at the Land School markets, please send a check (for an amount of your choosing) to the office (attention to Brooks) at the urban campus. The credit system is simply a way to facilitate your market experience by eliminating the need to remember cash. Every Lake Country family has the option of buying market credits, giving them a total sum from which to subtract as they shop at each week's produce market. 

Milkweed 9.30.2016

Sunrise 9.29.2016

Front yard asters 9.28.2016

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