Around the Homestead – Calendula

This morning for my shift at the farm I was out in the North field hand weeding around some beets that hadn’t gotten any attention yet this season. The interns had said rescuing crops that had gotten overly weedy was intimidating, but I like it! It’s work I can do sitting down and scooting along the row, and I know the plants appreciate it as the next week I can see a huge growth spurt.

I had paused my meat CSA for a while to work on emptying the freezer, so I was excited to get my goodies this month now that I’ve restarted my subscription. It looks great! I’ve gotten to know my butcher through facebook and the farmers markets, and I’m glad to be able to support him and the local grassfed farms he sources from.

In my own garden, the food has started rolling in. I was most excited about colorful beans 🙂 But I’ve now harvested lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet peas, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, and new purple potatoes. Between that, the beets, potatoes, carrots, and garlic I got at the farm, and my meat CSA basket….I’m looking foward to whipping up some goodies this week.

I’ve finished up all my fall plantings, including this section of spinach, two types of beets, and kale. It’s probably too early for spinach, but I picked two spots that get part and mostly shade to see how it goes.

And tonight I had breakfast for dinner so I could try cooking with Calendula 🙂

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