Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Night Leftovers

  • I've done CSAs (community supported agriculture) in the past. My problem with them is that its a HUGE amount of vegetables and many of them aren't mainstream enough for Aaron and the kids to actually eat. So I would either be the only one eating them, or they would go to waste. My Uncle, who lives in our town and has a farm stand, decided this year to 'go big' in the farming thing. He has started a pick your own CSA, and we are doing it. He plants all the veggies we love (lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, summer and winter squash). Last night, Aaron stopped and got us bok choy, romaine and cucumbers. It's amazing to me the difference in taste for fresh, local, organic produce. Aaron made an awesome stir-fry with the boy choy. Yum.
  • The White Pond Farm CSA theory is awesome. He gets money from people that pick their own produce (you get to pick twice a week, which with the pricing is approximately $10 a visit). If you don't want the current vegetable offering, you can use that $10 towards the pickles and jams he offers. Isn't that a great idea?
  • I'm slowly planning my summer vacations, and that always makes me happy. We have nothing exotic planned, mostly visiting friends that have summer places - but it's fun.
  • Cam woke me up first thing asking for a new color on his nails. He went with sparkly green today. Turns out all the boys were asking their parents at pick up for painted nails. 
  • This morning, Aaron rode his bike to work. When I went downstairs with the kids to get them off to school, Cam was looking at Aaron's truck. Then he looked at my car. And he said - Mama! Daddy's truck is here! And your car! Where is DADDY!? (like I was hiding him or something). So I explained that Daddy rode he bike to work, and that we were going to drive and pick up Daddy after school at his work. The kids are crazy excited about it.
  • I guess they assume that if we spend all day at this work place, it must be awesome and fun. Ha.
  • Aaron and I are both feeling better now that we are riding our bikes and being more active. Aaron is starting to ride his the 20 miles to work, and now I've join a masters swim team. It's nice.And of course a bit of work (Aaron isn't ready yet to ride 40 miles a day, so I have to pick him up at night - and when I start swimming, Aaron is going to have to go into work later, because practice is from 7-8 AM). 
  • Happy weekend everyone! Ours is filled with picnics, birthday parties and baseball games. Hurrah for summer!


Lollipop Goldstein said...

That's how I am with a CSA too, though the White Pond Farm one would totally work for me. I think I get hung up on the idea of me wasting the food. If the CSA would allow me to go through my bag before I brought it home and donate all the food we won't eat, I might be willing to go with one. Instead, we go to the farm once a week and either pick-our-own or more often pick them up right from the farm store. Gives the money directly to the farm, but we get a lot of all the things we want and none of the things we're not going to eat.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

We switched to a small share this year, as I felt like we wasted a lot last year. Our first pickup is this week, and I'm worried it won't be enough some weeks. Sigh. Ours does have a box where you can leave anything you don't think you'll eat (and trade it for something else, if there's anything else in the swap box that you'd prefer).

Please post (here or FB) about how the master swim team goes. Once our kids are not in preschool (i.e. once they can do some of their own morning routine), I hope to join one, but am a bit nervous - it's been quite a few years since I swam competitively. Right now, I'd just love to get back in the pool. I miss it terribly.

Cece said...

I've found that once you've been a swimmer, you do just fine at the master's programs. There are a lot of people on the master's teams that have never swum competitivly in their lives. Sure, there are also 22 year olds fresh out of college, but so long as you can swim a few laps, there seems to be a place in every pool for all fitness types. The people have always been vey welcoming, and I've tried several different teams when I've been at different levels of fitness. I say you should just go for it!