Turkey Tracks: July 15, 2017
Hope’s Edge CSA Goodies
Tuesday is CSA day–or a visit to my Community Shared Agriculture Farm “Hope’s Edge.” (Hope is the name of the nearest town, and this farm is on the edge of it.)
I stopped on my way out leaving to take this picture of a row of cabbage as the colors were so beautiful. This cabbage must be in the red family, but I’ve never seen this lavender and aqua form before now.
Bryan and Corinne were fascinated with my garlic scapes. I made pesto with mine, and Corinne steadily inhaled it over the next few days. Sadly, I could not taste it as it has aged cheese in it–Parmesan–which would trigger my Histamine Intolerance, which went off the charts this winter. More on that later. Maybe. I am doing much better after eating a low histamine diet since November and have lost 35 pounds.
Here are some Hope’s Edge scapes. And look at the color of that lettuce. I can’t wait to eat it.
My own lettuce in my cold frame is thriving, but beginning to bolt. I has fed so many of us for weeks and weeks now.
I reseeded, and some of those seeds have sprouted. It is VERY dry. The “D” word is on people’s lips, as in Drought.
I picked some of the last strawberries at Hope’s Edge this morning. They are tiny, due to having no rain and being among the last to ripen.
Meanwhile, another BIG HAUL of raspberries here this afternoon.
I will likely get another quart from the bushes with ripe berries. Meanwhile, look what’s coming along:
The garlic looks good. The veggie plantings are light this year in terms of crops as I’m not sure if I can eat beans or not. I have tomatoes for the visitors and squashes (yes, I can eat) planted. And that’s my Georgia grandmother’s mint on the right front. I almost lost this mint a few years back. I’ve had it for about 50 years and in three houses. One of my childhood memories is being sent out to her garden to get mint for the sweet ice tea served at “dinner,” in the middle of the day.
I’m enjoying this summer.