Just this past Saturday we delivered the first couple weeks of CSA shares for the season and were relieved to harvest enough vegetables to fill the boxes! My goal for this year’s blog, each week throughout the season, is to photograph the family share once harvested and packed, and I am already failing in my responsibility.
We had poor vegetable sales at our last couple Saturday tailgate markets so are now back to re-prioritizing the vacation rental cabin (a.k.a. Crop Insurance). This project has taken the back burner the past couple months as we prioritized seeding, planting, crop maintenance and now harvesting. However, we are going to try and juggle this project with crop production for our 2011 season. After this season we may need to be institutionalized because, after juggling a ton of different tasks, this might just be enough added chaos in our lives to drive us crazy.
Since Alvin has graded an AMAZING and SOLID road leading to the cabin site, we must now file all the permits required for building this cabin. Part of the permitting process includes submitting a “Site Plan” which includes things like; the location of the cabin, how water will be delivered to the cabin, structures that will be near the cabin site such as garages, porches and the location septic tank/field. So… we hiked up to the site this past Sunday and Carl is finalizing the “Site Plan’ that will be filed with our county. The permits must be filed and the septic tank field approved prior to us grading the site. In the near future we hope our environmental health specialist will be visiting the site and conducting a “perk” test on our proposed septic tank site. Once this is approved we can have Alvin grade our site.
Guess what… It is “peak” strawberry season so we are freezing strawberries for our winter stash. This past week we made a batch of homemade strawberry ice cream.. DELICIOUS! Each year I plan on making strawberry jam but end up eating all the frozen strawberries in smoothies.