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Happy New Year 2018...Arugula's Star Farm Writing & Photos Week 1

Posted 1/9/2018 1:06am by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.
Happy New Year 2018...Arugula's Star Farm Week 1
E. Dutch with his new pitchfork
E. Dutch at Nanna & Grampy's Farm in East TN
Frozen Gammon Creek in the New Year Frigid Temps
First time ice skating
Going out for the afternoon feed in my Mom's vintage snow bibs from the 70's!
What great winter weather to help get the New Year started off to its appropriate season!  Eastenn Dutch and I got to start our New Year actually away from our farm on my parents farm in the tip end of East TN.
We just arrived home on Monday the 8th to get settled back into our day to day routine here. It seems as if the freezing temperatures decided to just get replaced by gloom and rain. The cold temperatures had left our house bone cold, so Matthew and E.Dutch got the two wood stoves a going in order to warm up the house to a good comfort level.  I think we all wore our down feather puffys for a couple of hours until we were able to shed them in exchange for good fire warmth and a warm bowl of our very own Heirloom Carolina Red Bean Soup!
While we were in East TN for holiday, Eastenn Dutch was very pleased with Santa Clause for brining him his requested pitchfork(like Grampy's)and his shovel(like that in a Gerda Muller Season's Book),so he could head out to the fields with Grampy helping him feed hay and break ice.  Minus the snow, the cold weather brought a frozen winter's wonderland to the small creeks and ponds.  I even got to pull out of the closet a saved pair of my Mom's winter snow bibs from the 70's that had a great MADE IN THE USA label inside.  I think Eastenn Dutch wore his wooly bibs all week long as the temps never made it above freezing.  Needless to say, we had a great holiday time at the farm away from our farm and wish you all the best heading into this New Found Year of 2018.
We here are looking very forward to a New Year.  By the end of the week, the website should be about updated for what is planned for the 2018 growing season.  Currently, updates are being made, but for the time being I will strike your curiosity with the below website headers...
Genuine SeedtoGather & biodynamic Growing Practices
Dry Beans, Fingerlings, Sweet Melons, & More
Ecosystem Exploration Family Farm Days
Farming Partners' Application 
We hope you will be able to partake in some portion of what we have to offer in 2018. More to come soon!  
Allison Mills Neal 

6624 Leipers Creek Road; Columbia, TN 38401


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