Our first CSA went pretty smoothly this past wednesday. I washed and bagged 9 lbs of spinach, 9 3/4 lbs of arugula anda whole lot of rhubarb. I put in some parsley and mint, a dozen eggs and a pint of our maple syrup. I'm already looking forward to next week's delivery and hoping the rest of our salad mix shapes up. Once my broken oven gets fixed I'll start including some artisan breads when I feel inspired.
Thanks to Cleo for helping to cover all the broccoli plants in advance of the big frost the other night. They survived just fine, but not so the greenhouse tomatoes. We had to do tomato triage the next day and buy a whole bunch of new plants. Live and learn...... Looks like a number of them are recovering, but Sam planted the new babies in the spots of the hardest hit plants.
Thanks to a new laptop and a neighbor's wireless I hope to be more regular with the blog. The plan is to use this instead of paper newletters in the CSAs to explain new veggies, talk about farm news etc.
Speaking of news- I brought home the last of the day old chicks today which brings the total up to 100 new chicks on the farm. Gave a short tour to CSA member Jay and wish him luck with the new baby!