In the Winter, We Dream and We Organize – By: Liz Wagner


The Valley Ledger is excited to share a passage from our newest contributor Liz Wagner of Crooked Row Farm

Until I was about 23, I absolutely hated winter. Call it seasonal depression, all it spring fever, call it what you will, but I would skip classes, blow off work and hunker down in my bed, reading the days away and re-watching our old VHS tapes.

But in the last few years I’ve come to embrace this season of hibernation. The farm body is ready for it, and by November and the ending of the CSA season I was collapsing in my bed before dark and sleeping twelve hours a night. It was glorious. As for the cold? I want it – give me more of it. Cold and snow kill pests and disease and weed seed – snow and snow and snow, Winter. I’m ready.

So it’s been great to be enveloped out here on the western edge of the county, if only for a couple of days. I even ventured out with the dogs today – who absolutely love the snow – and they expressed my happiness with hours of crazy dog snow playing antics. Followed by big naps, of course. Did I mention I love winter now?

… click here to continue this article at Liz’s website and learn more about her and her CSA Crooked Row Farm

You can connect with Liz on Facebook!Twitter, and Instagram – @thefarmerliz

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