This past weekend we had two late frosts. The garden took a bit of a beating as you can see by the dead, frost bitten leaves, but the Lord was gracious and sustained the crops.
Even in the midst of the dead foliage signs
of life are evident in the new leaves of this bean plant.
The tomatoes also withstood the frost;
you can see the damage in the leaves.
The potatoes are also recovering, praise the Lord.
One of the challenges of farming is the fact that you cannot control the weather, you can try to plan for it and make what preparations you can but after that, it's in the hands of Providence and truly, there are no better hands for it to be in.
Our farm is located in historic, scenic Lancaster County – one of the most fertile counties in the United States. We have been operating on a full-time basis since spring of 2008. From the beginning, we've been dedicated to never using chemical sprays or fertilizers, choosing rather to follow all-natural (organic) methods of growing our produce and beef. This not only means avoiding the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, but it means we also look for ways to manage and nourish the soil and plants so that the food we produce is much more nutritious and healthy. Although natural management is more time consuming and work intensive we believe that it is far better in the long run for everyone – the consumer, farmer, animals, and environment.