The ground is so very dry and hard due to the severe drought conditions. Robert broke his pitch fork while digging potatoes this weekend. He asked me to go by the store today and get him a replacement. I found a pretty one with a bright red handle which will make it easier to locate in the weeds of what we call a “potato patch.” It was not until carrying my purchase to the car that I noticed stares in my direction. I had to laugh out loud when I realized today is Halloween. Perhaps people were trying to figure out my “costume.” And, indeed, I have a pitch fork or two in my past!
The CSA Boxes will continue with a variety of winter squashes, potatoes–both the white and the sweet varieties, and green bell peppers. Just a reminder: Any of the winter squashes can be roasted and the pulp frozen in individual-sized servings. These are easy to defrost and then available for quick meals or pots of soup for those days when you are running short of time.