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“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
― Mark Twain

Well, we finally got our hay shed add on completed.  It was the first of a long list of projects that we had lined up for this summer.  Curtis ended up being stuck with me for help, which is almost as bad as having no help!  I wasn’t strong enough or tall enough to lift the metal off the trailer and hoist it up, so he had to do it.  He would come down the tall ladder, hoist it up, crawl back up the ladder while I held onto the metal, and then pull it up and put it in place.  It was so hot and he worked so hard!  It is finally finished.  We will move onto the next thing.  Good thing he has a week worth of rain to recover and let his body rest!

Farm News:  Hay shed is complete!!

I have finally planted most of the fall crops.  On the list:  arugula, radishes, green beans, summer squash, pumpkins, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, beets, turnips, mustard greens, collard, radicchio, fennel, spinach, sunflowers, potatoes, lettuce.  Whew, I’m ready for a week of rain too:)

It is National Farmers Market Week.  Boy, they have something for everyone don’t they!  Main Street Farmer’s Market is having some special activities, including a pizza dough throwing demo, so bring your friends!  Wednesday 4-6 on the corner of Main and Chestnut street.

What’s in the bucket?  baby butternut squash, field peas, apples, okra, bunch o basil.  The field peas are wet because of the rain.  Shell them or dry them so they won’t get soggy or mold.  Sorry for the inconvenience – mother nature!!

The apples are maturing and becoming less tart. They are also getting bigger, so they are good for eating or cooking.  They will store for months in the fridge, so stockpile them if you have room!  The black stuff on the outside will wash off if you scrub them, it is just evidence that they have not been sprayed with any chemicals!

What’s at market? field peas, apples, basil.  Circle S Beef:  ground beef, roasts, steaks.

Poor Man’s Pesto

2 c. fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 c. walnut pieces or peanuts
2/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 c. shredded Pecorino Romano or Parmesean cheese (pecorino is less expensive, but saltier)
Salt to taste

To freeze (or eat!) as is: Pulse the basil, garlic, and walnut pieces in a food processor. Add the olive oil in a steady stream. Remove from the food processor and stir in the cheese. Salt to taste. To freeze, put in ice cube trays and freeze, then pop the cubes out and put them in a mason jar or freezer bag so you can use them one at a time.

Happy Eating and Thanks for buying local food from Circle S Farm

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