The pre-emptive glimpse of spring this week meant a breadth of fresh air for our winter greens as we raised the sides of our hoop houses for the first time this year (though, we don't expect this to become routine quite yet). In support of our effort to fully close our cattle heard, we welcomed 7 beautiful animals from a nearby farm to our land. And, our weekly staff meeting was filled with ideas and dreams of what our CSA might become in the coming months and years (keep your eyes and ears open for developments!).
Our camp directors Bekah and Ethan have poured themselves into further honing the Leader in Training (LIT) program for this year's summer camp season. This program fits within our mission to create meaningful roles and learning opportunities for people of every age and stage here on the farm. Bekah has been particularly inspired to develop our work with teenagers, and she shared a bit from her personal manifesto on education and mentorship in her letter below, and in her poemEdjumakayshin.
Though we're brief on farm news this week, we're full in ways to engage right now; learn more about our Spring CSA sign-up, Leader in Training Summer Camp Applications, and our on-farm women's Yoga & Brunch !
Lauren & The Bread & Butter Farm Team