Oh my goodness, it's February. What a month January was.
I've struggled with what to write. We're all wrestling with big questions and feelings as we ride the waves of the media and the new administration. Our hearts feel pulled, then broken, then elated by the resistance response, all in the same hour. Whew. And we are privileged white folk in rural Wisconsin. We think of our immigrant and native and black and lgbt and disabled friends and neighbors, and how can we be helpers?
Here's what we know:
We're going to keep growing flowers and food, and bringing thoughtful and sustainable beauty and nutrition into the world. More varieties, more quantity!
We're going to plant about 200 trees on our piece of ground in April. Wanna come help? :) We'd love it.
We're going to restructure our life a bit so that we have more capacity to farm.
We're going to increase opportunity for education, and our friends in the city to reconnect with nature and food and flowers on our farm. Stay tuned for the Eat Local Farm Tour in July.
We're working on an exciting new partnership with a women's shelter in St. Paul to bring flowers and food to shelter residents and their children, for an afternoon of preparing good food to eat, and arranging beautiful flowers to adorn our table and selves. We can use some funding for this new venture - if you'd like to support this project, please send me an email and we'll talk.
We believe it's more important than ever to put our money where our hearts are. We've spoken with some of you this winter, and will track you all down by the end of April, and feel so very grateful that you are willing to support in our family farm. Thank you!
Still sleeping, shhh. Not for long - we fire up the greenhouse on Monday. WOOT!
We're so grateful to be able to do this work as we enter our 5th?! year of Humble Pie Farm. It's going to be a wonderful year.