Sunday, July 6, 2014

Week #2 - Hurricane!!

This post is really late coming but we have a house full of family, four kids five and under and never ending dishes.  Life is good.  My sister and her family are visiting us from BC which has meant lots of play time for Ben & Jake.

Kids will be kids, gigantic controlled house fire and all they wanted to do was play in the big puddles

Too cute for words that kid

Silly kids at the beach

We just experienced the wildest weather that I can remember.  I'm not sure if it was technically a hurricane but the winds were crazy high all day yesterday sending branches flying, landscape fabric taking off and destroying many poor squash plants in the process, a greenhouse that threatened to tear apart and my poor nerves to almost shatter.  I was scared to look outside this morning to see what might be left of my precious greenhouse.  I peeked through the curtains and there it was, standing strong in all its glory.  I still haven't been out to really assess the full damage to all the plants but seeing the greenhouse still standing brought much relief. 

Week #2 had lots of greens again.  I'm beginning to wonder if we'll ever have anything more than greens this season.  It's been a much different start to the season than the last two years.  I keep planting but the weeds keep trying to take over.  I'll have to have a crop rescue party soon.  This weeks shares included lettuce mix, spinach, beetgreens/swiss chard mix, summer turnips, radishes, Chinese cabbage, tatsoi and a spicy mizuna/arugula mix.  The grab boxes had gorgeous bok choy, swiss chard bunches, lettuce heads and more of the above mentioned veggies.

Beautiful Chinese cabbage

Love sharing the Charlottetown pick-up location every second Tuesday with these lovely ladies.  Sally and Lucy were there with their organic pastured chickens for their chicken CSA drop off.

I hope you all survived the storm and if anyone is looking for a great outside escape and wants to see what a real good patch of lambs quarters looks like come on out and I'll find you a nice weedy patch to get lost in :)

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