Earlier this week the ice returned to the greenhouse glass windows. It makes some beautiful patterns, but it means the nights are below 20F. On a diversified farm like ours, this is a good thing.
A cold winter means better maple sap flow. Too cold means the peach trees might lose their blossoms. A snowy winter means the garden beds are protected from winds and freeze/thaw cycles. Too much snow and it's hard to tap the trees.
Everything in moderation, I can hear my parents saying now. Also with the holiday season. We wish you a wonderful, moderate holiday -- full of the things you love (family? friends? extra pie?) but not too full.
I've posted a semi-sweet treat to make for your kids or grandkids. Moderates the candy canes.
From our farm to yours, in good health.