CSA Week 12

I swear I haven’t forgotten about you all.

Last week was a tad hectic. I had a very busy week up at school, and needed to focus on lesson plans & grading (which, of course, I’m still behind in). My parents & grandma came in for a visit over the weekend, too – so I was all sorts of super busy having fun with them. Casinoing, going out to Traverse & the dunes, some cabinets for the laundry room, catching up…such a wonderful time!

Now, back to work and back to reality. Last week’s CSA, again, had a nice variety of veggies:

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  • pattypan squash
  • yellow summer squash (I think this is the last of it)
  • kale
  • red cabbage
  • cucumber
  • thyme
  • eggplant
  • sweet peppers
  • green peppers
  • jalapeno peppers
  • lots of tomatoes

Between the CSA and the harvest from my garden, at one point last week I had 11 lbs of tomatoes sitting on my counter. I made it into salsa once again; my mom & I picked another 5 lbs of romas, which is now tomato sauce – that’s going to be so amazing once the s-word starts to fly. I’m not quite sure what else I’m going to get out of my garden the rest of this season – we had a moderate frost/freeze warning overnight. Of course, the farmers are pros, so the CSAs will continue to remain colorful.

Speaking of colorful, the leaves are starting to change. The human in me is loving the necessity of long-sleeved shirts, an extra blanket on the bed, and no window A/C. The band director in me is wishing for temps to be about 10-15* warmer. ‘Tis the season, I suppose!

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