**Winter Weather Advisory in Effect until FOREVER** At least that’s what is seems like. Not sure about the rest of you but here in Pocahontas County West Virginia we are still covered in SNOW! Tons and tons of SNOW! Our main site seated at the base of Snowshoe Mountain our local ski resort. It is going to be next to impossible to soil test. The sun is out for a while today so fingers crossed we melt at least an inch. However the snow is great if you want to take a ski trip this is the place to be!
Stay strong. We can out last the snow!
So far this season we have made it to the Grow Appalachia gathering. We made a lot of new friends, and learned about all the awesome things we will be able to do with the members of our community. This past weekend we made an appearance at the legislature with other businesses and organizations from our county. As a county we were recognized for our wonderful tourism and community development.
The following two days I attended the Better Process Control certification class held in conjunction with the West Virginia Small Farm Conference, the same one the High Rocks Grow site attended. I feel like I can now run a commercial food processing plant! The information was very in depth but will be extremely beneficial in my home canning and when teaching our Grow participants the ropes to home canning! For example of some of the information covered; did you know there is such a thing as too much bleach, its stops working at its full potential if you use too much at once! ( The High Rocks blog has all the nitty giddy details of the class if you would like to read all about it.)
Having all of this snow on the ground has made it difficult to get people in the mood to garden. They are still worried about getting enough wood cut to make it before it snows again, or ICE which is what we had this morning a nice thick layer of ice on everything. Me on the other hand this snow can’t melt fast enough, in fact this is how I feel….
This kids at the Linwood Day Community Day Care they are also ready for some gardening! Here they are last year in one of their raised beds.