What does a berry farmer do when the growing season ends? As it turns out, a whole lot! There was pruning to do, plowing and bed prep for the new plants arriving in the spring, and picking up everything I didn’t want buried under snow until April. I took a break for the holidays and then I began planning for the spring: when to start lavender seeds? Husk cherry seeds? How much bone meal to put in the raspberries? Greensand for the Blueberries?
This year we have two kids to care for (one of which would love to paint on or rip up my papers) and it’s hard to stay organized but I love what I’m doing. Gardening might be an obsession. I think about soil and living, growing things, and farmers markets all the time. Some people count sheep to drift off at night; I plant things. Maybe it’s not an obsession, just excitement and so much anticipation for the big season ahead.
About Bramble & Berry Farm
Growing heirloom bramble fruits, pie plants, blueberries, raspberries, elderberries, currants, gooseberries and sweet herbs.
Lower Road, Plainfield, Vermont