We have handouts in the share today. Fabric grocery bags from Adirondack Harvest, a new batch of lavender soap from Racey (made with farm lard and tallow, and lavender oil) and last year’s dried-out bottleneck gourds for the kids.
These gourds grow in all sorts of funny bottle shapes, then sit and sit, and sit, until the wet insides completely evaporate through the skin and stem and are hollow inside. During the long drying time molds grow on the rind in all sorts of beautiful patterns, the rind eventually luffs off and leaves behind intricate circular marks. These gourds can be sanded down, a 1.5″ hole cut in the side and hung up as a bird house. Kids get first dibs on the gourds for craft projects, we will put out any extras next week for the rest of us.
Sally Smith of Wadhams has a pecan growing friend in Oklahoma. She has extended an invitation to our CSA members to buy in on a special shipment of organic, small-farmed pecans. These are in the shell and are selling for about $3.30 per pound with shipping included (the final shipping charges may change slightly). These are wicked cheap and a direct sale from the farmer. Sally would like to know as soon as possible, so please email me back asap if you are interested and how many pounds you would like. We bought several pounds last year and ate them up quickly. They were delicious for snacking and baking with.
We are saying goodbye to Abbie today. James and I are sad that we are now going to have to go back to work, since she was doing the lion’s share around here during the last two and half weeks.
Full and By Farm Shares
In the veggie share: parsnips, leeks, kale, winter squash, cabbage, celeriac, beets, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, and sage.
In the meat share: Fresh Beef (ground, pot roasts, brisket, prime stew beef). All other cuts of beef, pork and chickens are in the freezer.
Egg share: we are still rich in eggs, take extras if needed.
Full and By Farm