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October/November at the Rockmont Farm

Tuesday, November 10th 2009

The month of October saw the farm turn from the late summer colors of greens to the autumn colors of browns and yellows. We had our first hard frost on October 17 – there was snow up on the high mountains north of camp the next morning! This meant the end of the last of the summer crops. All of the popcorn and field corn were harvested and put up to dry over winter. There are still fall crops coming in that those in the Rockmont community are enjoying: potatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, beets, lettuces, spinach, collard greens, and onions as well as pumpkins and different kinds of gourds. Now is the time to plant garlic and multiplying onions for next summer. Students from The Learning Community pitched in to help plant garlic as well as gather seed to plant next summer and harvest popcorn and field corn. The goats have been enjoying the abundance of leafs and hickory nuts falling to the ground as well lounging the warm autumn sun.

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