|Tuesday morning 4/23|
Field Notes. Wow! The transplants are taking over the house, studio, and greenhouses. Usually we dig parsnips and over wintered roots in late March, but this year not yet. Usually Ken has transplanted all the onion family; this year - not yet. Usually Ken has planted peas - not yet. Usually Ken has transplanted many of the early brassica family - broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kohlrabi. Not yet! This is the first year he is planting the late season brassica seeds like fall cabbage and Brussels sprouts before he has the early season plants in the ground! It has been the latest spring either of us can remember. But after Monday night's snow, we hear it will warm up by the weekend. We are ready. Ken has lots to do, and I will try to help.
|A few weeks ago when we had bare ground|
|Tuesday 7 a.m.|
The maple sap season began late this year, but has been a very busy one. Ken has been moving buckets of sap and cooking down the sap. We have finished and bottled a couple batches, but I am told the next one will be BIG. The bottles and caps are ready. We sell syrup, and you can ask us to add a bottle to your box.
I have been weaving rugs and will have some rugs and place mats for sale this spring. Once it warms up after Thursday I will be washing and pricing pottery for our Spring Opener the first weekend in May - new pots, some vegetables, rugs, and maple syrup will be available. We are part of the Earth Arts art opener tour. Hope you can stop by.
They are starting more slowly than most years, but Ken has worked to have greens in every box - year around.
|Cutting rib from leaf to cook rib a bit longer|
|Ribbons for stir fry or salad|
Dried muskmelon is a grab and go snack. We usually only put items we have harvested withing a day or two in the CSA boxes, but this season the weather has prevented us from digging the over wintered roots, and the greens are slower than usual. So we are sharing last season's bounty in these early boxes. Enjoy!
'Til Next Week,