Summer CSA 2016: Week 14

This week, another family was on vacation, so C & C got their veggie share and we took the whole half of the other veggie share. We received: two cucumbers, four summer squash, three tomatoes, 3 bell peppers, some jalapeño peppers, some carrots, 3 onions, some potatoes, and a whole watermelon.

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Summer CSA 2016: Week 13

This week, another family was on vacation, so C & C got their veggie share and we took the whole half of the other veggie share – plus some watermelon and a nectarine from the other family’s fruit share. We got: 1 cantaloupe, 6 ears of corn, 3 tomatoes, a handful of blue potatoes, 2 onions, 3 skinny cucumbers (that I thought were zucchinis), 1 summer squash, and some exceptionally hot (according to the farmer) jalapeños.

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Baby Gear: What I Really Need

When I read articles about what you really need for baby (don’t get a changing table because you’ll just use your bed; you don’t need a fancy stroller when you can buy a basic model), I am reminded of a packing sketch I did for a study-abroad student/parent orientation for my college’s study abroad office. Two of us college-aged workers brought our packed luggage to the presentation. One of us was a good packer, and one of us was a bad packer. I was the bad packer. In my pack, I had “superfluous” things, like my figure skates, too many pairs of jeans, and a small blender. The good packer would try to give me advice: “You have a blender?! Why would you take a blender with you?? It’s taking up so much space.” “But I love smoothies,” I’d counter. “They’re all I eat for breakfast.” After a short back and forth, I’d acquiesce and agree that I didn’t need to bring a blender on a semester study abroad trip. This continued until my bag looked more like the good packer’s bag.

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