As we transition from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend into the first of December, the days are getting shorter and shorter while also seemingly getting busier and busier during the start of this merry holiday season!

One upcoming event has us feeling especially merry here at the farm this year: The first of our new Classes on the Farm workshops will be held this Saturday, December 7th! We are eagerly anticipating this festive morning spent with our guests, who will have the opportunity to create their own wreath, garland or holiday centerpiece from freshly-harvested foliage, evergreen boughs, fragrant herbs and more.

We hope you’ll consider joining us—either on Saturday or at another upcoming workshop!

There’s a little something for everyone with such subjects as traditional food crafts and techniques, nature-inspired decor, and even family-friendly fun in the kitchen; tickets and class details can be found here!

Additionally, if you are searching for a holiday gift, look no further than us: We are now offering gift cards that can be redeemed for any of our classes here at Bella Farms, or applied to a Farm & Larder subscription or a holiday gift basket; get yours today.

In other news, the goats, donkey and chickens are seemingly unaware of all this hustle and bustle occurring around them as they go about their daily routine of eating, ruminating, and sleeping. (Such a life!) A hush has fallen around the hives in the apiary as the bees are now in their winter clusters, huddling around the queen to keep everyone warm and fed. The last of the leaves have fallen, and the bounty of the summer and fall has been stored away—the apples and pears have been harvested and the tomatoes have been canned to enjoy throughout the upcoming winter.

We have also been busy putting the ornamental flower gardens to bed and also adding heavy straw mulch to the vegetable plots, which will remain fallow over the winter to protect the soil and keep weeds at bay. In other areas of the vegetable garden, we planted cover crops which will be tilled in during the spring to help add nutrients to the soil before planting.

We hope to see you soon here at the farm and we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

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