Summer arrived this week, and not just on the calendar. It finally got hot.
We had a couple days without rain, and I was lamenting this, because I really love the rain, and because I don’t want it to be really hot when I am in labor at home with no a/c!
On Tuesday, I headed to the farm to do my weekly work on the CSA. I’m glad I did because we got produce for the first time this year! We got peas, red leaf lettuce, purple kohlrabi, turnips, garlic and a zucchini.
We actually got bonus veggies too, since the guy I car pool to the farm with is on vacation in Alaska with his family, he said we could eat anything from their share that wouldn’t keep. So I will refrain from eating his garlic (though it will be hard), and we’ll see if the turnips and kohlrabi make it (though I’m taking the tops). 😉
Here are the facts for week seven:
Plant Something – nothing new went into the ground this week.
Harvest Something – Eggs and our first peas! Besides that, does hoeing billions of weeds count as harvesting?!?!
Preserve Something – Froze two containers of the below soup.
Reduce Waste– or, as I’ve recently seen it called: “Waste Not” – I’m excited to put something other than my ‘usual’ list of recycling, etc. in this category this week. Instead of tossing the tops of the kohlrabi to the chickens as I normally would, I made a soup with them and a left over ham bone that would have otherwise gone to waste!
Preparation and Storage – nada.
Build Community Food Systems – still spreading the word about the Englewood Farmers Market, working on the CSA. Discussed splitting a buffalo with another CSA member as well.
Eat the Food – We’ve been enjoying the CSA goodies and snacking on peas here and there. I’ll have to think up a recipe to share….
I’m so excited…baby is almost here!
I cannot believe you got a post in today too! 😉
and now the baby is here and i look forward to that post soon…
i’m SO excited for all of you. still pouting that i missed though.