I'm finding that I enjoy writing to you on a Sunday morning when there's no pressure. I actually slept in today - and then was woken up by a chattering 7 year old Harper who just had to tell me all about her dream, which involved a Hollywood level of excitement. After that she and I headed out to the field, fixed 2 irrigation leaks and picked fresh peas and cukes to go along with our oxtail soup for breakfast. My wife is Vietnamese and we are having a central Vietnamese (Hue) dish, even though her family is from the Mekong Delta. It's a nice way to start the week. It was also nice to see a couple of regular customers at the farm store this morning - he said it was better than Whole Foods. It's shaping up to be a great week. It's those little things, just need to remember that - in spite of it all. For me, I've turned off NPR and instead crank up some Sturgill Simpson on about 10 or more. Sounds so good in the barn.
I hope that you all have had success with consuming your farm goodies. I will be making a change for next week at the drop points with the goal of keeping the greens fresher. Each drop point will have 1 or more clean plastic bins with filtered water from the farm. I'll put the lettuce heads and other fragile greens like sorrel in there.
This week on the farm will plant more zucchini, delicata, watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn and herbs. Ever use chervil or marjoram in your recipes?
Thanks and hope to see you soon!