Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Week 5 & 6 and a garden update

The CSA veggies continue to shine..week 5s share included 2 pints of beautiful red raspberries.

Week 5

You don't find raspberries looking this fresh very often.

Are these organic veggies gorgeous what?

Week 6 share was a beaut too.
Good eating right there..  This is the first of the basil to come in our shares this week...  it's hanging upside down drying now.

 Time for a garden update.
 We got our fence up and veggies planted a little later than I would have liked but it seems like we always are 2-3 weeks behind everyone else in our community garden.
 We've got loads of squash plants
 A good stand of both pickling and slicing cucumbers...
 Squash blossoms...
 6 different types of tomatoes and 5 plants of each.. wrapped around a 5 gallon bucket with holes in the bottom for slow constant watering.
 These are 2 rows of black eyed peas..this Southern girl has been missing really good black eyed peas.  Can't wait to get a mess of these in my belly. ;)
 A row of green beans, a row of yellow wax beans and a double row that has beets, turnips, kohlrabi and radishes.
 Lovely dill...it's so pretty.
 Tomatoes are looking healtho
So far.

Fingerling potatoes are in this double row.  They were leftovers from last year's CSA harvest.  I wasn't sure how they'd do since they were pretty shriveled but they are looking great!

Looking forward to the bounty of my labors. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

CSA Weeks 5 & 6, Gardening, Rhubarb, Strawberries, and Peaches.

I got really busy for several weeks.
But we always get our CSA produce,  rain or shine.
Week 5.

 We put our garden in and got it going a little later than we would have liked, but we had lots of help so it went quickly.

We've got 3 plots in a community garden about 2 miles from my home.

The rhubarb and strawberries started coming in right about that time too, so I had more than enough to do. 

 I made a few jars of rhubarb jam and a few jars of Strawberry jam as well.

CSA Week 3 & 4 with a Lake Erie view

Week 3's veggies are looking good! A body sure has nothing to complain about with this CSA.
I made Italian sausage with kale soup again since it's something my daughter and I both love.  We just can't get enough.

We atethe sugar snaps out of hand and I made an Italian dressing slaw from the cabbage when we had company over for grilled walleye. Yum...it was amazing.

I want to share the sight I see when I go to the pick up site where I get my veggies reach week.
This year I'm picking up at the Hospice House in Euclid.

They sit right next to the lake and enjoy the beautiful sight and feel the fantastic breeze.

This is the trailer our goods are delivered by each week.
Many thanks to all who make this possible.

This is week 4s share. 
Notice the little hand that is sneaking some of those sugar snap peas.  So sweet when the babies love fresh raw veggies. 

Lots of great eating right there..
Until next time..  Blessings.