I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We managed to “celebrate” for three days starting on Thursday at our house. Friday was football which is always part of the holiday. Saturday was another large meal.
This week’s box is kind of big. We’ve got some good things in there. Make a salad with broccoli, red radishes, and turnips sliced on the top. Our kids eat the turnips with a little salt, or oddly enough, they smear cream cheese on them. They also go good into coleslaw with the cabbage. Anything you do with broccoli — Romanesco can be used also — soup, stir fry, ranch dressing. The potatoes and squashes have the best shelf life, so they can be enjoyed last. The squash just needs to be split in half, seeds scooped out, and place face down in a casserole dish. Put about a half inch of water in the pan and bake in the oven on 375 until a fork will easily pass through. I like them with butter and brown sugar. Katie uses butter, salt, and pepper.
Work has basically transferred inside. I finally starting to file the second half of receipts for 2018. Meetings are scheduled with wholesale buyers during the month of December. Seed catalogs are mostly here for 2019. I’ve been keeping notes on more of this or less of that all year in my iPhone. These notes can be sent to the computer via email and then incorporated into our planning spreadsheets going ahead. Within 60 days from early December we will be seeding tomatoes, onions, and a few other cool season early crops for spring of 2019!
The strawberry field has been covered in straw. A neighbor of ours joked that it would all blow away. I told him we needed a wet snow or ice to keep it in place. I guess you just need to be optimistic. I’m excited to see what 2019 will bring.
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Ryan, Katie, and Kiddos.