We’ll wrap up a busy week with another pictorial dispatch from the homefront.
There are lots of orders to attend to this morning (picking and packing the produce). We have surplus squash, basil, mizuna, grape leaves and more that we are selling this week. Folks are coming by this afternoon to pick up their orders from our front porch farm stand. If you are interested in our surplus, then sign up on our produce mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org
Word on the street is that the Gringos have surplus food! Four cute as a button Latino kids from next door (new neighbors too) came up to the porch to see if we had any fruit. The parents had given each ice cream money that they clutched in their little hands. I told them we had oranges and some sweet grapefruit. They never heard of grapefruit so I asked if they’d like a taste. Their faces lit up and I gave them each a segment and they loved it and bought a pound each. So cute.
Then another of the neighborhood kids, a sweet little African American girl (who is about 12), came knocking for fruit and she too bought a pound with her ice cream money! I then saw her a few minutes later slurping on the ½ piece of grapefruit that covered up most of her face. She’s been back four times this week.
Now that’s what growing food is all about– connecting kids with good food.
Word on the honey front is that we should be harvesting some soon – perhaps Sunday! Everyone can’t wait to try out Justin’s new “toy.” It’s a new stainless steel hand-cranked honey exacter – it’s a beaut. Perhaps we’ll even have some homestead honey to sell. We’ll keep you posted!
Also have to finish up a few canning projects before the weekend – more dilly beans, jams and syrups. So back to work!
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