Friday, January 22, 2010

A Winter's Rhythm

The sunrise was beautiful this morning at D Acres Organic Farm & Educational Homestead. In the course of a handful of minutes, the gradual brightening of the farm's quiet snow-scape erupted with yellows and pinks on the hills. Then, just as quickly, the colors receded and the day was here. It is an ancient and seemingly eternal story.

The sun, it would seem, is getting restless for the was just this morning that I pulled myself out of my sleeping bag to the coming light, only to realize it was not even 7am. The darkest days are behind us, for a little while.

Don't get me wrong, though: here at D Acres we're not anticipating spring quite yet. The winter is still chock full of tasks to accomplish. Just this week we finished repainting the interior of our community building, ordered seeds for the coming season, and began logging again with the oxen. The root cellar is still full, and our closets still stacked with squashes and garlic cloves. The freezer, to everyone's delight, appears to keep refilling itself with sausage.

There are quiet weekends though, when you will only find our tracks - cross-country ski grooves and snowshoe imprints - as we take to the woods and bask in some winter beauty. We encourage you all to, too! Our trails are always open to the public, and you're welcome to give us a call if you want to know the current conditions. There are miles of marked trails, and we love when other people enjoy them as well as ourselves.

If you wanted a guided walk, however, here's your chance! FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 we're offering a D Acres Triple Header:

6pm: Potluck - Bring a dish and a friend, FREE!
7pm: Guided Moonlight Snowshoe - also FREE! Please bring your own snowshoes.
8pm: Open Mic - Bring your instruments and songs of choice, or sit back and listen to the talents of your neighbors. FREE!

So that's that, hope to see lots of folks here. And in the meantime, if you need a hand with some shoveling or perhaps (re)stacking of wood, give us a call. We like lending a helping hand.


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