The Last of 2014

Will's beautiful sourdough bread

Will’s beautiful sourdough bread

The completed pumphouse

The completed pumphouse

This was a major project of 2014: the old pumphouse was dismantled and rebuilt on a proper insulated cement foundation with well insulated walls and ceiling and a new roof. It is slightly larger than the old one to allow for storage of farm food, liquid fertilizer and a few other frost susceptible items. Hopefully it will greatly reduce our heating costs and keep our water flowing freely all winter long.

Inside the pumphouse: well head, pressure tank, complex pipe network and stored food goodies in behind

Inside the pumphouse: well head, pressure tank, complex pipe network and stored food goodies in behind

Straw-covered garlic, ready for the winter

Straw-covered garlic, ready for the winter

A small stretch of leeks tucked in for the winter

A small stretch of leeks tucked in for the winter

We grew lots of leeks last year and are hoping to have some for early season markets. We’ll see how layers of row cover anchored with straw bales maintains quality through a challenging winter.

Brie cheese going in for aging

Brie cheese going in for aging

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