“It’s been a week of tidying up for the end of the year, both physically and financially. The team put a big effort into moving all the equipment to winter storage, to get ready for the snow and the plowing that comes with it. The popcorn is in, shucked, and drying. The laying hens moved to the greenhouses. The breeding sows came up from pasture, to the snug east barn. Meanwhile, Mark and I sat down with folders of receipts, the big ledger, and our various checkbooks to get a sense of our 2011 numbers so Mark could meet with our accountant. The numbers we finally flushed out of all those scraps of paper told the story of a farm that has truly become community supported…” [Continue reading.]
About Essex Farm
In 2004 Mark and Kristin Kimball founded Essex Farm in Essex, NY. It was the first full-diet CSA farm formed (as far as they know)! Kristin wrote her memoir, The Dirty Life, chronicling her transition from city girl to farm wife and the first year of life at Essex Farm. Since then Kristin continues to chronicle life on the farm on her blog, which we give you snippets of here on the Essex on Lake Champlain Blog.
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