Every day we take the berries we aren't able to sell, or the ones who don't look the best, and cap them to freeze them and sell them to a dairy. I took some today. 92 2.5 gallon bags went in the back of my father-in-law's truck and were then transported an hour and a half northwest to Hillsborough. It doesn't matter how fast you go though, when you get there the bags are in various stages of melting. So when you get finished not only are you covered in red strawberry juice, it looks like you've murdered someone in the back of the truck (the last time The Husband made a run a highway patrolman followed him for 10 miles. Coincidence? Maybe. But he drives like a grandma and I've never seen a highway patrolman who didn't speed so...maybe not).
|I think I need a better way!|
|Notice the thicker blobs in the middle of the picture, that is the latest swarm|
Our CSA boxes started going out the end of April. Again, it's a learning experience. That first week The Husband called everyone (I'm much more of an e-mailer, facebooker, or texter. He refuses to join the twenty-first century and this is THE one area where I appreciate it) to make sure they were happy with their boxes. I'm hoping in the next few weeks we can add more variety and have more quantity too (there are only so many cabbage or radishes one can eat). So far it's been great and I really love the idea that I go pull the onions that morning and someone's eating them that night. It's great.
|Week 2 Box|
Oh! And I'm already planning my new punkin' chunker'