Winter chill

Given that we’ve had such a warm winter so far, I should feel relieved that we finally have cold and snow. But I have to say that I’m excited for things to start growing again in the greenhouses…along with that fresh earth smell of our soil blocking mix and the tiny green seedlings.

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Windchill temperatures have dropped below zero over the past few days. Even the chickens have refused to come out  for a couple of days preferring the protection of their coop.

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We had a terrible windstorm the other night. 60 mph winds! I didn’t sleep at all for the entire night while I imagined the plastic ripping off the hoops or worse. There was nothing I could do at the time but worry incessantly.

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Luckily the only damage we had was a felled tree that was almost completely rotted and a few scattered buckets. I hope we never have to experience winds any higher than that.

We were recently featured in an article on winter farming in Found Michigan! This is a really great magazine featuring stories from all around Michigan.

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4 thoughts on “Winter chill

  1. Megan – I can imagine you were fearful from that wind. Thankfully, all was snug. I am heartened by your picture of the greens in the hoop house. Such a contrast to the cold, snowy landscape outside. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Meg, you are one tough little doll! Thanks for sharing all the trials & tribulations of life on the farm! You loose touch of the real challenges of nature & life when spending too much time indoors at the desk!

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