I heard last week that “adventure is just poor planning”—a quote by Roald Amundsen, leader of the first team to successfully reach the South Pole in December of 1911.
I’m happy to report very little excitement from this past grey and soggy week. We’ve continued to quietly prepare for the oncoming winter, though becoming doubtful of it’s arrival with rainy days and nights only hovering around the freezing mark. The roofing finally went up on the lean-to, followed by a sigh of relief that the once interior walls of the barn are once again interior. We’ve moved wagons of hay and parked more equipment under cover at the very generous Black Kettle Farm.
I worry only that we are becoming lackadaisical with all of this oh so mild weather, disbelieving the fairy tales that snow may come and cover the ground for months at a stretch.
It is the final pick-up before the big Christmas holiday meal. Sweet potatoes are back in the share—pick them up along with potatoes for mashing, squash for stuffing, and leafy greens to brighten up the table. And don’t forget that there will be one more pick-up next week before the end of the regular season share.
Full and By Farm Shares
In the veggie share: sweet potatoes, parsnips, leeks, kale, winter squash, cabbage, celeriac, beets, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, and sage.
In the meat share: beef, pork and chickens in the freezer.
Egg share: extra eggs for holiday baking and guests.
Full and By Farm