Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Terra Bella Family Farm CSA: week two

Yesterday was pick up day for our CSA.  In the box for week number two:

1 basket of strawberries
1 bunch kale
1 bunch onion scapes
1 bag loose leaf lettuce
1 head garlic
1 bunch herbs (I chose rosemary)
4 pounds mixed fruit (choice of white nectarines, Flavor Royal pluots and Lorena apriums)
1 herb focaccia bread

I was really excited about the fruit because we are a fruit-intensive household.  Don't get me wrong, we eat a lot of vegetables.  But it is difficult to keep the fruit bowl full around here.  Add in two dogs who also love fruit (you should see them when I come in the door with a watermelon - they go nuts) - I really should  be shopping every day.  I was able to fill the fruit bowl with nectarines and pluots and still have a bunch in a bag in the fridge to bring out as the others ripen.  Our own nectarine tree is ripening and some of our mulberries are beginning to get some color as well.  Our poor mulberry tree had a rough beginning in our yard.  It sat in the crate for several weeks before it was planted and then after its first year we moved it to another spot in the yard.  For awhile there it didn't look like it would make it.  But it has done quite well in its current location.

There's been a lot of wildlife spottings around here as well, hubby said that Bella and Renzo cornered a fox on their walk the other day and then came across a woman  and her dog - pretty much glued to her spot on the trail because there was a snake.  She was sure it was a rattlesnake.  Great - very glad I wasn't there for that encounter. Also spotted two very young black tail deer in a neighbor's front yard - I was relieved when their mommy came out from behind a tree and escorted them safely up the hill. Yesterday out of the corner of my eye I saw a scurry across the yard and then suddenly up on the fence were these two quails.  Luckily they cooperated for a photo :-)

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