Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 25 - CSA People & Planet

What's in the Box:
Melons, Cucumbers, Sweet Dumpling Squash, Potatoes, Leeks, Amaryllis Belladona, Basil, Green Beans and Tomatillos, lemon, pepper & Tomatoes.

This week's special gift:  eggs & pickle relish

Cantaloupes, Honeydews, San Juan Canary, wow, there's melons everywhere.  We've been feasting on them regularly.  This is what it sounds like at our house, "slurp, gee what's that one?  Hey, try this one.  No this one's better! Slurp."  So enjoy yourself, with lots of napkins.  This heat is taking down lots of produce.  We've a few more weeks of cukes and melons and then Fall begins.  I know, it doesn't seem like fall, but stand still and sniff the wind.  It's coming.  The trees know before I do.  Their skirts look dusty and tired, they start to long for a nice winter rest.  The melon vines have just gone yellow and the squash are following their lead.  Wait, wait, I say,  it's not time yet.  But melons and time wait for no woman and keep their own clock.

Coming Soon:
Dry beans, Grapes, pumpkins, squash, peppers...well anything we can get that the pigs didn't eat!, eggplant and the beginning of fall greens. 

Canning Season begins
And now it's time to make spaghetti sauce, salsa, grape jam, more strawberry jam and gee where are all those jars?  Round 'em up, send them on in.  Rawhide!

Yes they are here...Finally.  Lots of them.  Today I sent home some Herman's Specials.  What do you think?  Farmertakesawife thinks that this is a pretty darn good tomato.  Shall we keep it for future years?  Please send me your comments.

Have a great week.

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