It has been an exciting year for us on the farm filled with lots of ups and downs! Farming is indeed a refining process. The trials and challenges grow us closer to our creator and foster a faith and trust in God like no other. We praise God for the refining and pray each day that we grow deeper in our dependence of Him for providing our every need. 1 Corinthians 4:5
We had a rainy and wet Spring which caused some crops to do well and other to fail. When crops fail it is always a difficult thing to watch…after hours of hard work prepping, planting, weeding and nurturing a crop you can imagine how disappointing it can be when they do not flourish like they should. One of the best parts about small scale high diversity farming is when one crop fails another may do exceptionally well, hence the ups and downs we experiences on the farm.
Early this Summer we had a good friend Brian Dunne photographer at Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. come out to film our farm and I have included this short clip below for you to enjoy! We are so grateful for his talent and love for supporting small scale farming and appreciate all he has done in supporting Eastward Gardens this season! This was encouragement to us after such a difficult Spring!
We are extremely excited to share that we are ending with an amazing Fall filled with surprises! The salad mix, kale, cabbage, broccoli, radishes and turnips are still growing strong and we have lots of sweet potatoes to share with the local food co-op Rainbow Blossom located in Louisville KY. One of the biggest surprises was the purchase of two new greenhouses.
Many of you already know the story, but for those who do not I will share it again…The Lord sent several messengers to tell Larry and I about an auction about 10 minutes from the farm. This was the first auction Larry and I have ever attended and we purchased these two greenhouses for $5,500.00. One is 100 X 30’ and the other 60 X 24’. As you can see one has a vented top, they both have a rollup side, doors and there are fans and doors on the back walls also. One will be our new starts house and the larger will be our new tomato house. Larry had about 2 weeks to break them down and with the help of Roots Underwood Farm he managed to get them down in about 2 1/2 weeks. This purchase will definitely change things on the farm for next year. Having a real starts house will be a luxury and with the new tomato house we should be able to double our tomato production. Praise the Lord for His provisions!
We can’t thank you enough for all your love and support…without you we would not be here! We love our family and community so much and realize how important providing clean, nutritious and fresh food is to the betterment of your mental, physical and spiritual health. We are blessed to serve you and continue to grow in a knowledge of what Gods original plan was for us on this earth. We praise Him for all the beauty that is around us here and invite each one of you to come visit us soon at Eastward Gardens!
Your Farmers-Larry & Michelle
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