You should of seen the salsa we made!
What is all that:
12 Various Tomatoes
1 Green Bell Pepper
2 Heads Garlic
Sm. bunch Green Onions
Med. bunch Basil
Lg. head Red Leaf Lettuce
Lg. head Arrowhead Cabbage
.5 lb Carrots
(not pictured, but donated) 8 ears Corn
(not pictured, but donated) Med. bunch of Rainbow Chard
There will not be a 13th CSA, because we will be out of town in Massachusettes for the Northeast Unschooling Conference. When we get back, we’ll be picking up the 14th CSA…just a note, so that you all don’t think I forgot how to count! Oh, and in case you wonder what will happen to our crate of goodness while we are gone…this time, Hoi Polloi will pick it up and use it to make nummy food for you — go eat it or at least have a cup of coffee!
Well, it’s been not quite a month since the last update on my little fledgling of a garden. Where I once had tomato plants, I now have tomato trees!
yay, we're huge, but we don't have any tomatoes...
I'm getting big and I might just make a zucchini after all
the slugs have eaten almost all my leaves, but I have this one lone pepper for you, but you might need to pick it soon, because it threatens to topple me over
sorry I'm so small, but tomorrow you'll see both my flowers open and a bee flitting about both of them -- I promise to make you a baby acorn squash
Sorry, about the quality of these pictures, but it was raining & I was shaking. The guys who were not pictured are still there, except for the Lime Basil, which was used for some pesto. The slugs have decimated my pepper plants. In fact, I picked about half a dozen off in order to not get them in the photographs!
This year I have two things working against me with the garden (besides the slugs)…I didn’t get seedlings into the ground until about one month AFTER I should have, but I didn’t want to worry about things being trampled when we had our huge ice cream, jazz, waterballoon & champagen party. The second thing is that I haven’t seen that many bees. This is mainly due to the fact that I don’t have a lot growing this year in the garden or the yard. But, with a little luck, when we get back from the Northeast Unschooling Conference, we’ll have some baby tomatoes & maybe a zucchini or two.
Cats Crackers*, Almonds*, Raisins* & Toasted Nori*
Black Beans* & Black Olives
Vegan Griller Patty & Ketchup*
Elijah & Collin
On Tuesday, we went to the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum (where one of the staff recognized me & mentioned that she loved my challenge that I sent the museum) with our neighbor and her grandson. We had a pretty good time and I got to spend some more time with my neighbor who is one hip lady!
Our neighbor said that they were going to go home, eat and then go to the store…once we were dropped off and getting food around for ourselves, Elijah said, “do you really think Collin wants to go to the store with his grandma…we should see if he can play Legos with me while she shops”. I called and it was a done deal; Collin skipped over after he ate dinner and the two boys played Legos, built with blocks and did a little drawing.
This is a perfect example of kindness & respect begetting kindness & respect…I know that I’ve mentioned before that Elijah doesn’t like going to the grocery store (or any major shopping place for that matter), because it is literally an assult on his senses. I arrange my shopping plans so that I get everything done on William’s days off, so that Elijah can stay home with him or so that they can be dropped off somewhere to hang out while I get business taken care of. Elijah thought it was only fair to extend that arrangement to his friend while our neighbor went shopping. I think it was a very kind & compassionate moment for Elijah — he didn’t want to see his friend have to endure (I’m assuming he thinks most kids are effected by stores the same way he is) going to the store when there was a clear option for him to avoid it.
I love my son