Well as I’m sure you’ve all noticed I’ve been quite silent since my last post, I’ve started a couple, but never finished. But now, after one very busy spring, I’m starting to feel like a human being again, Johan and I finally enjoyed our first day ever in quite sometime where we actually took a day off, a day off the farm, a day of socializing with friends and a day of sleeping in, enjoying breakfast together and getting off farm to enjoy the other joys in life, like hiking, horseback riding and enjoying just sitting on our deck and taking in the beauty that is all around us here at Elaho River Farm. It’s so easy to get sucked into project after project on the farm with no end in sight, and if we’ve learned anything this spring it sure was to step back and take a good long look at what works, what doesn’t, and how to better our efficiency and become a well oiled machine, all in turn to better our clients and get comedown time in-between.
After attending some spring workshops, reading up on some great farming books and podcasts we’ve seen where we’ve needed to focus our workload and where we need to lean it up. Some all time favourites this year have also been John Suscovich’s work with Farming Market Solutions, Diego’s work with Permaculture Voices and the two rockstar farmers Jean Martain Fortier and Curtis Stone! They have great podcasts, vlogs, and blog posts, perfect for loading up onto your iPad or device and getting out onto the farm, desk or like and get some serious work done all the while while learning. They’ve given us loads of a great information to better our farm and business moving forward. As we move onwards building our clientele, working the land and finding what works and doesn’t we hope you’ll stay in touch and give insight on how we might better our practice and hope in the meantime you’ll stay tuned for the changes coming to Elaho River Farm.