Thursday, June 30, 2011

CSA 2011 #1

The first basket, aren't you excited? We are.

There are lots of greens:
- Romaine Lettuce
- Curly Lettuce
- Spinich
- Swiss Chard
- Kale
There is also:
- Rhubarb
- Radishes
- Onion Greens
- Baby Dill
- Thyme

If you think it isn't very full don't worry, more is coming!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Cleaning up all the coverings to hold back the frost from damaging tender plants:

We grateful for these resources: Old sheets & towels, holey socks cut open, dirty laundry, tarps and plastic have served another purpose in protecting the gardens. They've been re-purposed!

They can be used again. The bigger pieces can be used in Fall again, the smaller ones are only useful for seedlings & transplants so they'll need to be washed & dried ... well, everything needs to at least be dried so it doesn't go moldy.

It is easiest to let my maid do the laundering so ...

You do the math.

Thanks for praying off the frost with us.

You prayed. We prayed. We did our part. God did the rest. He did the Best!

Adversity Brings Advantage

We've often heard it said, "There is an opportunity behind every adversity".

Our children found an opportunity to run through the tunnels and swing in the tent made by setting up and drying off the tarps that were used to fend off the frosts.

It thrilled my heart to hear their squeals of glee as they scooted through their miners tunnel and swang under the tent tarp. You would've smiled too!

Like most things, the their thrill didn't last too long ... not long enough for me to enjoy & get the camera. But they did have fun, and I chose to enjoy them instead of running off for the camera.

You'll just have to trust me on this one.

Fighting Frost

Holey socks cut open to lay flat, larger ones cut in half...serve to blanket tender seedlings and transplants:

Even with a two year supply of holey socks from nine of us, we still didn't have enough. So we garnered other resources: tarps, poly, old sheets, towels, etc.

Two hours of frantic effort for six of us = 12 man hours. Then we pray, go to bed and check in the morning.