ALL ABOUT FAMILY determined that the north end of the first barn had come off it's foundation and needs more work than just a roof job. So in late March of 2023 they will start work on the barn infrastructure and what foundation work can be started.
The canning kitchen conversion will start near the end of October (after I finish canning for the season). As it is right now the canning season seems never ending. The hot stretches of weather haven't helped my canning output. I find it hard to pick fruit , pick up local veggies to can and still manage to do the cooking and canning, farm chores etc .
I think it has more to do with not being physically isolated, unlike the past 2 years. I leave the house much more regularly than I was and boy does that take time away from the farm. But hopefully I can fill the shelves in the basement as I had 5 or 6 years ago. Yet I need to be realistic and do what I can and hope for the best!
Mary Will Sussman