Sunday, May 28, 2017

Summer Kickoff

This week signifies the beginning of summer. Suddenly there's all kinds of traffic and hubbub around town. All kinds of people head "up north" to enjoy the lakes and spend time at the tourist shops. There are getting to be fewer "tourist shops" in our little town these days. We have a WalMart and a Dollar Tree and the Mom and Pop stores have all but vanished. I don't blame WalMart, it just happens.

We aren't doing anything major on this holiday weekend. We are going to work on finishing up the patio and other odd jobs around the place. Yesterday we took it easy, it had been another long week.

We did go and pick up our first week of veggies from the CSA we joined. They have a high tunnel so they can get things much earlier than a regular garden It was so exciting to see what would be in our box of goodies. It's early but we got lettuces, spinach, asparagus, bok choy, rhubarb (which we have already), and kohlrabi.

I made the asparagus yesterday to go with our pulled pork. It was pretty tasty. I've never really used kohlrabi much so will have to see what it works best in. I could have chopped it up and added it to my coleslaw I suppose.

We had a load of wood delivered yesterday so that will need stacking in our free time too. Summer is a busy time of year.

Picture of the week:

Lilacs are finally blooming here, I was afraid they would get frostbitten again this year.

P.S. They won.


  1. Sounds like a good CSA start. Kohlrabi...yum! Love it! i'll be curious to read what you do with yours.

  2. I will let you know! We get a box each week. It's a little bit like Christmas and a whole lot less work - we've gardened for years but with the hubby's health problems and my work it just wasn't feasible anymore. Good to support those that do garden though.


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