Highlight: There is still some semblance of normalcy to our overly hectic life. Thursday, at 11:30 AM, like almost every Thursday during the growing season, we went to collect our half share of vegetables at Waterpenny Farm, our local community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm. This ritual includes an exchange of gardening information with Rachel. She has the insight and experience to advise on how to improve our garden and avoid common mistakes. There is also small talk about the community and updates on what our families are doing. It is an altogether enjoyable and satisfying ritual.
Rachel also grows an array of flowers and makes up bouquets for those who might want them. Today, we splurged and bought a bouquet for Daughter No. 1 and Granddaughter No. 1. So, count this as a peaceful and rewarding Thursday.
Weather: The good weather pattern featuring low humidity and moderate temperatures continues. 2018-07-18: High – 82º (Detailed Summary – click here.)
Plantings: Nothing to report
Harvest: Beautiful spouse picked about nine okra pods and at least four cherry tomatoes. We now have an overabundance of basil. So, we’re looking for some good pesto recipes. We’ll keep you posted on what we find.