I don't know, but the autumn seems delayed this year. I was talking to the girl at Starbucks today, and she agrees with me - there's something strange in the air. The leaves look tired, covered with age spots and ready to go, possibly skipping the last big burst of color that they had last year. It is still fairly warm today (the 70s), but supposed to cool down dramatically in the next couple of days. We'll see.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
~ Cherry Belle radish bunch, Nu Way Farm, CF
~ 1/4# arugula, Nu Way Farm, CF
~ 1# mixed hot peppers, Matthew’s Farm
~ 3# D’Anjou pears, Dawson’s Orchards
~ 1# tomatillos, Becarri’s Farm
~ 1.5# red onions, Hostetler’s Farm, CF
~ 1/2# sweet, red Carmen peppers, Weeping Willow Farm, CF
Made the best salad tonight, with the greens, pepper, radish and pear. It doesn't get any better than this. I don't think we've had radishes since we grew them in our back yard in Florida several years ago. I'm going to try adding some radish greens to the salad.
tomatillos (pronounced toe-MAH-tee-yos). They're not real tomatoes, but a member of the Nightshade family - something of Mexican and ancient Aztec origin, dating back to 800 BC. Seems that they're used in green salsas. I found an interesting recipe for enchiladas on the Penn's Corner Farm Alliance site, which I might try.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Jubilee can’t walk today, refusing to put much weight on her front right paw. She doesn’t seem to be in much pain, and her spirits are pretty good, but not being able to walk puts a damper on her style. She doesn’t even bark as much, probably because she knows she is vulnerable and doesn’t want to attract attention to herself.
Ursula, a neighbor’s daughter who used to work at a vet’s office, checked her paw and says that she can’t feel anything in it. She advised me to wait awhile and see if it gets better on its on. Perhaps she stepped on a bee or something.
John can't find anything either, but he seems to think that a hot water bath will pull out whatever might be irritating her paw. He says he saw a hairline crack in one of the pads, and that might be the problem.
All of our neighbors are very concerned, seeing her hobble down the sidewalk. If she is not better tomorrow, I'll take her to the vet.
UPDATE: Sept 29 - Jubilee seems to have had a miraculous recovery. After a day and a half of serious limping, she is now running through the woods as if nothing is wrong at all. We still don't know what was causing the problem.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Looking at the Autumn Leaf Update from last year (Sept. 20, 2010), it seems that autumn was just a little further along at this time. But we're getting there. Everything still looks mostly green, but the green is fading toward golden yellows - the tapestry colors. But you still have to look for it.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
- fresh chevre from River View Dairy
- arugula from Nu Way Farm;
- Honeycrisp apples from Kistaco Farm;
- Roma tomatoes and sweet corn from Weeping Willow Farm;
- fresh chives from Goose Creek Gardens;
- sweet onions from the Hostetler's Farm;
- a beet bunch from the Hostetlers OR mixed salad tomatoes from Golden Harvest Farm; and
- eggplant and sweet banana peppers from Matthew's Farm.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
~ 1.5# white potatoes, Weeping Willow Farm, CF
~ 3# Jonamac apples, Dawson’s Orchards
~ rosemary, Goose Creek Gardens, CNG
~ 1# Asian eggplant, Sunny Meadow Farm, CF or Blue Goose Farm, CNG
~ sweet pepper medley, Blue Goose Farm, CNG or Crighton’s Farm
~ green kale, Clarion River Organics, OG
~ red kuri squash, Clarion River Organics, OG
Monday, September 12, 2011
It was the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to. The joy of their love for each other made the whole weekend magical! Our son Eric, and his bride (our new daughter!) Dawn.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
- a pint of edamame (soy beans), heirloom tomatoes and Roma tomatoes from Nu Way Farm;
- Weeping Willow Farm will send ears sweet corn and red Carmen peppers;
- the first pears of the season from Dawson's Orchards;
- flat parsley from Goose Creek Gardens;
- green beans from the Hostetler's Farm; and
- cipollini onions from the Crighton's Farm
Meanwhile, over at Knob Hill, there are signs of autumn down at the ground cover level.