Welcome! We are pleased that you have found us Jan 2018! For those of you who have followed us for awhile, you know that a weakness of mine is creating a weekly newsletter! We just get so busy working full time jobs and working the farm that the newsletter gets put on the back burner. I have tried other formats but as with everything, it takes time. I am going to try to do it using this web page because I need simple and fast. Early in the year, not a whole lot is happening outdoors but we are busy planning where everything is going on paper. I love being creative so this is the fun part of the job for me.
Flashback to 1973. I thought it would be interesting to share with you how my love of gardening developed. My late grandma Ella Achteberg Ellingson Vaa and my Grandpa Vaa had all of us 20 some grandkids out to the farm and we helped do chores to maintain the garden. We always worked in the am, had fun in the afternoons, and worked a little more in the evenings. We typically stayed two weeks at a time. She rotated all the kids around throughout the summer. At the end of our two weeks, we got 20 bucks and a meal at a restaurant. That was a real treat for us! Grandma always shared her garden produce with her family. Little did I know that all these years later, I would be growing food for other families. It is very satisfying to bring a basket of produce to our friends, neighbors, families, and to new people every year!
The old farm house is long gone but we have lots of memories. We hope that our families will remember Double K Hobby Farm and what we did to help other families get fresh produce.