Week #9 Tuesday, August 8 – Saturday, August 12, 2017
This Week's Recipe
Recipe(s) Link of the Week: Here’s a blog written by Spring Hill Member, Laura Murphy. There’s a plethora of recipe ideas and links!
We’ve also got a couple of Larry and Katy videos to share. They’re on the Spring hill facebook page but I’m not sure I e-mailed them out. We’ve made the first one (it’s so, so good!) and looking forward to making the second!
Spring Hill Musicians Wanted!
Spring Hill Cooking Class for Spring Hill Members!
The rains came!! We had a nice three quarters of an inch of rain on Thursday followed by another quarter inch on Sunday. Perfect really. Those two rains were truly wonderful. Thursday’s cool and wet gave us a chance to breathe a little so it was good for both the plants and those tending the plants to have a rain day. The showers even had the decency to come AFTER we got our hay both baled and unbaled. Indeed, the hay was baled from one field on Wednesday and then unbaled down the pathways of fall cabbage and broccoli and beets just across the stream that same day. Kinda crazy – crazy but good!
We had a lovely visitor/worker this past week. My sister’s neice Ella was visiting from Alabama and spent several days on the farm. She was looking for some outdoor work after spending the summer interning in a lab and we were the lucky hosts. Ella arrived at 8am on Monday morning and went right to work harvesting carrots and kale and tomatoes and cucumbers for Tuesday’s bag of veggies. She was ready and willing to pitch in with whatever we did that week which meant she got in on lots of bean and zucchini picking, cabbage harvest, cultivating some of the fall crops, planting a round of beets, baling hay, mulching pathways and all the other little odds and ends that fill our days. Erin and Melanie showed her the ropes on many of the tasks and because they are both welcoming and engaging and fun, I think Ella enjoyed her days. In the evenings, we would cook with the veggies Ella had harvested. We made quiche with zucchini and basil one night, roasted potatoes with beans the next and then zucchini pancakes on Ella’s final night – always with plenty of tomatoes, refrigerator pickles and carrots on the side. Maggie very kindly gave her a grand tour of Prairie Farm including our very sweet Pioneer Park and we had a campfire on Ella’s final night on the farm. It was a delight to have her here. Thank you Ella!
Next Week’s Harvesters
Tuesday, August 15 - Mary & Elaine Ess, Margaret, Victor & Angela Nelson, Alex Fowler & Jon Black & Milo, Diane Clayton & Colleen Bell, Elaine & Lary May, Jay Gilbertson