02 Oct

Week 16 – Final share

As I sit here writing this my heart is happy and sad at the same time.  Is that even possible?   I have been thinking about my accomplishments in the gardens this season and how good it makes me feel knowing that you have been eating and hopefully enjoying the veggies, herbs and fruit that that have been in your weekly box.  I also know that I am going to miss seeing and chatting with you every week.  Barb, Bodie and I feel like you are all good friends now!  As with the change of the seasons, there will be a change in the structure of our lives, as winter approaches and we go inside, both physically and emotionally.

We are expecting a freeze tonight, so we will be out harvesting everything that is still growing in the gardens.  There will be allot of tomatoes for you, so take advantage and put some away for the winter.  The Rustic Roasted Tomato Soup recipe that I gave you last week is scrumptious  and so easy to make!

Once we have everything out of the gardens, we will be preparing the beds for next year, by layering sheep manure, grass and leaves, and anything else we can get our hands on that will feed the soil, and then do a light till.  So there is still allot of work to do gathering all of the materials needed.  Hopefully the weather will hold long enough for us to accomplish this.

As we are always in garden mode, even when it is not garden season, it is always good to know who is interested in being a subscriber in next year’s CSA.  This helps us to know how much marketing we need to do to fill up our share program.  As always, I would appreciate your comments on how we can get better at what we do.  What worked for you and what didn’t?  Was there enough food?  Too much?  Were there items you did not like, or that we did not grow?  You input is vital to the success of the CSA, so don’t be shy!  I promise I won’t take it personal.

Todays share will include Swiss chard, leaf lettuce, beets, carrots, scallions, assorted peppers, cherry & heirloom slicing tomatoes, garlic, eggplant and two kinds of winter squash ( Delicata & Buttercup) which I purchased from Boja Farms in Bridger because of our low crop yield.  I will have plenty  of eggs for you today, too, so stock up, as this is the last week that you will be able to get them here.  The girls are loving this cooler weather.

It is my intention to keep the blog going….probably not every week, but on a fairly regular basis to keep the news of what is happening here circulating throughout the community.  I am not a techy person, but I am sure I will have more time this winter to learn the tricks of the internet marketing trade.

See you this afternoon!   4-6 PM.

Blessings…Kate