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Tue, May. 31st, 2011, 08:42 am
I'm really going to try to be better about posting to this one

New blog, all about our garden and what I do with the CSA this year.

http://eatingfromtheearth.blogspot.com/

Sun, Feb. 27th, 2011, 03:50 pm
Miss Independent

Wed, Jul. 28th, 2010, 10:59 pm
Elmo's World!

Fri, Jul. 9th, 2010, 11:55 pm
Uh oh!

Somehow, I thought we'd have a little more time before we had to deal with this sort of mischievousness.

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In case you can't tell, that yellow thing on the ground is the little stinker's diaper cover, which is the waterproof layer that she is supposed to leave on over the actual cloth diaper. Looks like I need to invest in a couple of snap closing ones instead of velcro.

Thu, Jun. 3rd, 2010, 10:16 pm

This summer Peter and I (ie. I) decided to get a small veggie share of a local CSA. It's something I have wanted to do for a while. I love veggies, but we tend to get a little stagnant in our dinner choices, and I'm excited to be forced to try some new things.

Today was our first pick up!

Unfortunately, I had to work, so it was up to Peter and Bella to visit the farm and make our selections.
The way our farm runs things is that they have bins of all the vegetables set out labeled with how much each size share gets. You walk around and pick which things you want, and there is a swap box for if you don't like something available that week.

We decided to do the small share because there are basically only 2 of us eating this stuff, and we do still have the garden growing. I'll admit I was a little nervous that as nice as it is to support local agriculture, it wouldn't seem like we were getting our money's worth.

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I'm not so nervous anymore :) This week's share is:
Swiss chard
Tatsoi
Spinach
Kale
Lettuce
Garlic scapes
Broccoli
Scallions
Arugula
Radishes

And our first CSA meal:
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Lemon rice (nothing from the CSA)
Chicken with garlic scapes and capers (Scapes from the CSA. It was delicious, but I think the capers were a little over-powering)
Broccoli

Sat, May. 29th, 2010, 12:27 pm

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And just like that Mom's flock doubles in 2 weeks. Ewe too had twins this morning!

Mon, May. 17th, 2010, 11:10 pm

Approximately 3 hours after I told my mother that Bella wasn't yet able to pull herself to standing, the little booger figured it out.

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She's quite proud of herself, too.

What happens when you try to feed peas to a sleepy baby
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She rubs her eyes.

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Sucks her thumb.

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And generally makes herself quite the mess. It's a good thing we take a bath before bed!

Sun, Apr. 11th, 2010, 12:01 pm

Gabriella proves she's right on track with thinking everything is hers ...

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Mmm, this teething ring is pretty good, but I might like Daddy's even more.

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Excuse me, I think that belongs to me

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Oh yeah, that's better.

And observe what happens when you set a nearly naked 6 month old up with some ripe banana pieces.
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Yup, I'm gonna need a bath after this, Mommy.

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Sun, Apr. 4th, 2010, 09:27 am

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