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So much change so quickly....

Posted 11/13/2017 12:25pm by Sally Voris .


Last week, we had temperatures in the 70's; last night, the temperatures hovered around 20 degrees. The fields were lush green a week ago. On Sunday morning, a heavy layer of frost covered the grass which had turned muted tones of brown. A young volunteer and I pulled produce out of the garden on Thursday in quiet, misty weather. Other friends helped me put the plastic back on the hoop house yesterday. The farm is preparing quickly for winter and a new chapter.  

A NEW CHAPTER: As this season ends, several friends have suggested that we hold a party celebrating my time as farmer at White Rose Farm. We have scheduled two dates: Saturday, December 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 6, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. We want to create a collage of pictures and a collage of stories, so if you have either you would like to share, please plan to bring them or send them. Meantime, I ask that those who are so moved to pray and send energy that the next right people come to the farm before the start of next season.

LONG-RANGE PLANNING: The dream for White Rose Farm still holds: a place to connect people with the beauty, bounty and balance of nature. An economic development specialist is helping develop a model featuring overnight stays at the farm, farm experiences and great produce as a way to make the farm both financially sustainable and fulfill its dream.    

THE LAST PRODUCE: Some of you ordered a special harvest bounty: Butternut squash, sweet potatoes and a gallon bag of salad greens for $25 for delivery this weekend. I will send out this week's special by Wednesday of this week, to be delivered by the weekend. Your purchase will help prepare for our next chapter.  

In the meantime, our events continue: 

A TIME TO BE: A Woman's Retreat:  Our next retreat will be Saturday, December 16 from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

GLOBAL SISTERHOOD GATHERING: Our next gathering will be on Saturday, November 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Retreat House. 

The leaves are coming!  On Mondays and Tuesdays, two local towns deliver bags of leaves to the farm--some 2,000 every year! We make giant leaf piles and use them to improve the organic matter in the soil. Come help us open the bags of leaves! (Just let us know you are coming) and take home some great food!

Seeds for Puerto Rico! Farmer, Tom Simpson of Independence, Virginia, is buying and sending seeds to Rincon, Puerto Rico, where his daughter lived until recently. Because Tom is a farmer and his daughter a local, they know what kinds of seeds to send and where to send them. If you would like to contribute, send a check made out to The Church of the Good Shepherd-GALAX to Tom Simpson, 354 Two Rivers Road, Independence, VA 24348.  

Feeling the brace of change in the air, 



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Quiet time is starting....

Hazel is back! She is pregnant and due midwinter. Our thanks to Leah Mack, at whose farm Hazel and Daisy spent the summer with a virile bull.  Now we want to find Daisy, a pure-bred Jersey, a new home. She is pregnant and due mid-spring. Interested? Please contact me. Thanks. Sally    

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