Our 2013 CSA season is going to start this Wednesday, May 22nd. Big day
for my members to finally get to taste what they have been waiting to receive. I always get a little nervous and a bit crazy too (ask Frank) trying to make sure everything is timed perfectly. The apricots need to be picked today; the cherries need to be picked; the beets and turnips need to be picked and cleaned tomorrow. All the squash need to be picked and washed tomorrow; snow peas and strawberries picked late tomorrow. Flowers cut and cleaned and arranged. All the CSA baskets need to be cleaned and ready to be packed. I am a bit of a clean freek out in my sorting shed/outdoor kitchen and have the cooler cleaned, the stainless steel sink and yesterday I cleaned out my big storage cabinet Frank made for all my flower arranging; canning; bags; etc. supplies. Took everything out of the cabinet and re-arranged.Have you seen the new US Post Office stamps? They are Vintage Flower Seed Packets. Each stamp is a different flower, a "Forever" stamp. I just love them and I think I might go back into town and get some more before they are gone. They are so special, I know a few friends that would appreciate getting a card in the mail having this stamp.
I went to The Gatherings Better Junque Vintage Flea Market on Saturday with some friends. We had such a great time. Holly Meyers does such a great job putting on a show. I like them because the vendors have all the items I love. Lots of old farm metal items re-purposed into lamps or yard art. There is a booth that takes food strainers with the metal screen. They cut the screen into points and create these crowns.
|boxes made to look like nesting boxes|
|Horse made from recycling items|
|lamp made from plumbing parts|
Well, I had better get going outside. Have a great week and I will show you photos on Thursday, of all our baskets ready to be delivered.
PS I want Frank to make this for me: