Austin Spring CSA Week 9

Small part of the garlic harvest, drying and preparing to add to shares over the next several weeks.

Some of the garlic harvest that will be in shares for a few weeks.

Though the rain continue to fall, we’re still able to get into the garden enough to keep things on track.  Last week we pulled up all garlic and onions so that they won’t rot in the super-saturated soil.

We also planted melon, squash, and cucumber seedlings where seeded crops got washed out.  These transplants should help us make up for lost growing time due to the heavy rains all month.  There’s still plenty to harvest now and we anticipate these new plants will sustain the harvest through the coming summer months.

We took a couple calves to the market for customers eagerly awaiting grass fed beef.  And our ninth calf of the season was born last week.  So far, all nine have been born healthy and without complication – a great blessing indeed!  We’re expected two more this spring.

Here’s the expected harvest for week 9:

Full share: Beans and Lettuce (double portions each), Cucumbers, Squash or Zucchini, Tomatoes or Blackberries, Carrots, Swiss Chard, Cabbage, Turnips, Bell peppers, Basil, Onion, Garlic

Half share: Beans, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Squash or Zucchini, Carrots, Swiss Chard, Cabbage, Basil, Onion, Garlic

Blessing Falls CSA Week 9 Full Share

Blessing Falls CSA Week 9 Full Share

Here are a couple recipe ideas for fresh basil.  We posted these a couple years ago and they’re still family favorites.  And here’s an idea for turnips: Mashed Turnips and Sage.  We had this just last night.  Some in the family liked it and others, well, not as much.  Some thought it tasted pretty close to mashed potatoes while a couple others felt it was tainted by too strong of a turnip taste.   Try it and let us know!

And look what’s growing on in the garden now…

Looking forward to melon season!

Looking forward to melon season!

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