Circle S Farm delivery Monday, June 17 and MSFM pick-up Wednesday, June 19

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum

My father is at the beach right now with my mother, brother, sister in law and niece and nephew.  I am missing him so, all of them, on this Father’s Day.  It just so happens that his birthday is tomorrow – sometimes it is actually on Father’s day.

My Dad has always been a teacher.  When we were little – and teenagers, his favorite place to trap us for a lesson was in his car.  We were a captive audience on Sunday afternoon drives.  He would play Lewis Grizzard tapes in the car.  And then repeat quotes like:

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.  Lewis Grizzard

One of his favorites was “ATTITUDE is the magic word” (not sure if that was Lewis Grizzard or not?).  Please would get you nowhere in our house if you did not have a happy attitude.
So I guess my fondness for quotes is one of the little scraps of wisdom he has passed along.  One among many.
Farm News:  We are halfway through our season.   A shorter one this year.  May be a good thing – we have a grey fox and a red fox stalking our chickens.  I have sent our blue heeler,  Temple,  to chase them off twice – hoping they would be scared to come back.  We also have a healthy skunk population.  I have not sent my blue heeler after them.  In fact, quite the opposite!!
What’s in the Bucket?  Kohlrabi, kale, collard greens, Romaine lettuce hearts,  carrots, summer squash, basil.
I love a simple recipe – and this one from Genius Kitchen fits the bill.  Easy and delicious!!
Kohlrabi and carrots
  • medium kohlrabi, Peeled, chopped into 3/4-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  • large carrots, cut into chunks to match the size of the kohlrabi
  • 1teaspoon nutmeg
  • tablespoon butter(optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • Cover the Kohlrabi and carrots with lightly salted water and boil until quite tender (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Drain.
  • Lightly mash, leave a lot of texture don’t try to make them smooth like mashed potatoes.
  • Add nutmeg and butter.
  • serve.

Thanks for buying local food from Circle S Farm.


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