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CSA Week #12-B

Posted on July 30th, 2021 by Bonnie and Rudy Geber

Pick up time! Don't forget to grab your produce box this week at your pick up location. The challenge of this week turned out to be having a power outage on our main harvest day. Tuesday is when we harvest a wash a lot of bunches and greens, so having water and a functioning cooler are pretty important...well, it's important any day of the week, but definitely on Tuesdays! The power was out for about 5 1/2 hours, so we pivoted to working on other things that don't need water. We also got our coolers through with a combination of generators and not opening them. All in all, there wasn't a lot of wasted time because we stayed busy, but just having an interruption to our 'regularly scheduled programming' did throw us for a bit of a loop. It just goes to show that we get to be creatures of habit in the summertime, and our days are very regimented - in fact, they have to be to get everything done. So when we need to shuffle tasks and schedules around it feels a bit chaotic.

At any rate, we made it through the outage just fine, and really appreciate the extra help and generator borrowing from our regular Hoot Owl helpers - Rita, Barry & Ruth! We also really appreciate the work done by the electric company and fire fighters who got a handle on the situation and turned the power back on so quickly. We're happy to get through a several hour outage unscathed, but any longer and we would have started to have serious disruptions to our flow and that would have impacted a lot for us. Anyway, just a good reminder think on our feet and be ready to adapt cause things do change in a hurry sometimes!

Cheers, Bonnie & Rudy