Friday, July 6, 2012

Farm Friday

Photo: We started harvesting the onions today, hoping to finish tomorrow.  They did very well this year.
It's difficult to do Farm Friday when you're not on the farm.  This week I've been in Florida taking care of business.  Since my husband's retirement from his practice last year, our condo has been vacant.  Last month I hired a realtor to find someone to lease it until the real estate market recovers and we can sell it for a reasonable price.  Well, he didn't waste any time and has gotten a tenant for us.  So this week I've been packing up our remaining personal items, taking many of them to a local thrift store, and divesting ourselves of the furniture.  Although the condo is small and I didn't think we had a lot of personal items in it, hauling boxing down the stairs and out to the car has made me aware of how much stuff we actually had here.  Makes me eager to get back home to do more decluttering and simplifying.

While I have been gone, Bill has been busy on the farm, harvesting over 700 pounds of potatoes.  In addition,he's in the process of harvesting the onions (pictured above).  He hasn't finished so we don't have a final figure for those yet.  He also reports that we have a super abundance of squash, zucchini, green beans, and bell peppers.  Some of our bell peppers must be affected by some type of blight as they have bad spots on them which makes them unsuitable for use in our CSA.  Bill has chopped about 5 pounds of them to keep in the freezer for adding to fried potatoes and to omelets.  If anyone has a good recipe that calls for lots of green bell peppers, I've love to hear about it.


Shona~ LALA dex press said...

You really don't realize just how much stuff you have until you have to pack it up (or sort through it). With all the stuff I've eliminated in my house, I bet I'd be surprised how much the remaining stuff would take up in a moving truck.

p.s. this is not a hint at anything, just sayin'

p.p.s. "Give me spots on my apples"

Anonymous said...

How about salsa or your own green pepper pesto? I'm not a fan of the greens otherwise I'd think of something more clever beyond slicing them stir fry style for freezing. You could also offer them up for free on Craigslist or Freecycle or whatever local site you have if you don't have a local food bank that takes produce?