Sunday, July 29, 2007

July??

I can't believe July is over -- I'm not sure I've even knit more than a row or two. No spinning at all. Instead we visited my family in Baltimore, I exercised a ton and read quite a few books. I'm organizing a Waldorf class to meet one day a week in the fall if you know of anyone that's interested.

Now that Ohio's farms are finally churning out the food we've been spending our weekends eating our way through the local veggies. On Saturdays the kids and I hit our local farmer's market for produce, on Sunday we get our CSA pick-up and the rest of the week I cook it all up. I'm looking to add in one other CSA in the hopes that I can stop the need to visit Whole Foods mid way through the week. While we've been doing many of these things for years, my passion to use the food well has been spurned on by reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I think it presents farming in a pretty idealistic manner, however it was still enjoyable and thought provoking. Last week's lesson -- okra does not work well roasted. Bleh! Tough as leather.

Unfortunately, my own garden has not done well. I think I got everything in too late and then our local groundhog ate many things. Now I'm just waiting for my tomatoes to ripen.



The daylillies are almost over but here are three pretty ones:







Now the missing pics from last post:


Spunky Club Handspun


Cherry Tree Hill Sock Yarn from Melissa


Cascade Sierra bought from a yarn store gift cert. from my brother! Destined to be a Tomato.



On Sunday we did haircuts! This is his Robby (my brother) in training cut.



Muffin batter bowl licking!

3 comments:

Laura said...

Nice swag. :) And, just curious, what are the details with the Waldorf class?

I have some babysitter contacts for you, BTW. Hope to see you tomorrow, I have to be there early, between about 1 and 2:45.

Whitney said...

My mother-in-law loved Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and for a couple of weeks decided she wanted to be a farmer...we have some spunky deer that come right up to the houses here and have enjoyed bits and pieces of my garden. So...all we have left are bits and pieces. Hope B-more was enjoyable! I started my job today....survey says - vacation is better!

joyce said...

that last picture is priceless!

good luck with your waldorf venture. we love our waldorf school.