Another busy week. Sheesh, when was the last time I’ve considered any week to be a regular ol’ “slow” one. I should just accept the fact that every week from now on is just going to be insane.
It’s been raining practically ALL day. Good for the garden! What a blessings. It’s not often that So Cal gets a good drenching. There’s even snow on the mountains – beautiful.
Our food co-op pick up was postponed from late last evening to this morning because of freeway closures due to icy conditions in the passes.
Justin had the brilliant idea to bring our Easy-up that we use at our PTF tabling display on Earth Days. So everyone was able to stay dry while Farmer D and Justin unloaded everyone’s order. Next time I should consider bringing coffee, tea and donuts. I know, I know not very good for you. But it is winter time and gotta drive away the cold somehow.
Yes, Virginia there is a FOOD PANTRIE! One of the bright spots on this dreary day is that we received the Food Pantries (solar food dryers)!
Whoohooo. This is the kind of goods that make you want summer to hurry up. Hopefully it will be a good year so I’ll have extra fruit to dry.
Party, Party, Party
There’s my old and dear knitting mentor’s holiday “cookie” party to go to on Thursday. She’s asked that Jordanne & I make the tea sandwiches again. I think this is like the 4 or 5th year in a row we’ve “catered” some sandwiches for her party. She’s requested egg, cucumber and tomato/cheese sandwiches. All good except for the cucumbers. So to oblige her I will have to go out and get cukes at the store. But the good news is that this year we even have our own fresh tomatoes to use. Not to mention our own eggs too.
Then we have our monthly get together on Saturday. Looking forward to that. Hmm, wonder what should I make….
Apples for Any?
Pretty pathetic reference to one of our favorite Capra movies – but hey you try (it’s like almost 11 pm as I write this entry)
Getting everything ready for the next community event next Sunday (December 28) One of my ideas since the documentary we are screening that evening was related to apples was to borrow our friend’s apple press and press some apples into cider. Thought that would be a fun, engaging sort of activity for the community. One thing though, we need apples. We’ve asked our local Whole Foods if they would donate a few boxes but we haven’t heard back. Will follow up with a call this week.
I would try our local Farmers Markets, but I rarely (never really) shop at our local Farmer’s Market because we keep to eating what we grow here on the property so I really don’t have a relationship with any “local farmers” to see if they would be generous enough to donate them for the event.
Good idea, but having to figure out all the details…. whew. I wonder sometimes if I should keep my mind and mouth shut. 😉
I’m also worried that since the event is smack dab in the middle of two holidays and so many people out of town that attendance will be lower than normal and we’ll just eek paying the rent for the facility.
To be on the safe side, will spend a bit of extra time spreading the word and hopefully others will do the same.
I am excited to see that quite a few Freedom Gardeners have RSVP so there will be a contingent of local gardeners there swapping crops, seeds and who knows what else.
Our friends who purchase some duckies from Jordanne last year, dropped off their 3 Swedish Blues for us to duck sit while they visit relatives for the holiday’s. Nice to see the ladies again. Last time we saw them they were little ducklings. Boy, have they grown into beauties.
In the Works
There’s also a few things I can talk about just yet. Not trying to be mysterious. Well, just a little. But there’s how should I say, “stuff” in the works for next year.
I told you this week was going to be posting blitz here on the journal, so hope you are enjoying reading all the entries. And thank you for your kind words, holiday greetings and encouragement.
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