My little indoor salad crop is making enough lettuce for a couple of BLTs and 2 dinner salads! Which in my estimation is a huge success compared to none at all! Along with Mother Nature we have made a judgement call and have turned all of our expecting does dry, as they were very steadily decreasing in their milk volume as they prepare for their new babies in early March. We are still milking the cows, as their time is not until early summer. The farmer is chomping at the bit in anticipation for the new planting and milking season. It will soon be time to plant onions, and then potatoes. I am taking this down time to catch up on decluttering and downsizing. So far, I have gone through three rooms and have collected a shoe box of junk to haul away. I rationalize that almost every thing that passes through my hands will eventually be needed at one time or another,(or so I keep telling myself). I have a hard time turning loose of treasures that have served me well, but may be a little worn and out dated. My 30 year old Maytag dryer started complaining, very vocally, and I laid awake at night worried that it was on it's last legs, it was like a good old trusted friend that was about to give up the ghost!.......... But thanks to my persistance and a penchant for penny pinching ,and complete faith in the healing powers of a very reluctant husband who just wanted to" kick it to the curb" and buy a new one, he took it apart, oiled and cleaned it, fixed some hoses and now it is as good as new, at least for another day or two! Our market is closed until the first weekend in February. Special milk orders for the cows milk can be made, just call ahead and we can schedule a time for pick up. Valentines Day is approaching and we will be doing special gifts and treats, dipped strawberries, chocolates, baked goods, etc. More information will be posted at a later date. From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!