Late plantings at the Farm School are coming in with the turning of the season cycle.
The hope here is to maintain these colder season crops through the winter and into the spring.
Despite these warm days winter is definitely on the way and it will soon be time to browse through seed catalogs and begin planning the gardens for the nest growing season. Though I have not seen a wooly bear caterpillar yet this season (the wider the black band the more harsh the winter, so say the Olde Tymers), but the oak trees are dropping acorns in huge numbers. Some Olde Tymers say that is another sign of a harsh winter to come, but others say it is really a reaction to the previous winter. Either way, it would be excellent to find a way to process or cook all those acorns for storage, or feed them all to some pigs. Just watch out for the weevil larvae. Blech.