No photo today, because J. took my camera with him this morning.
This week we received a head of red oak leaf lettuce, a bunch of scallions (we grilled these last week and they were delicious!), a pint of gigantic sugar snap peas, 1 head of broccoli, 2 yellow squash, 1 zucchini, 2 cucumbers, 1 arrowhead cabbage, 1 bunch of kale, a bunch of beets with greens, and a small handful of basil.
However, not all of those vegetables made it home. There is a small area of farm animals — chickens, goats, and supposedly horses (though they were not there today) — right next to our farm share pick-up site. The weather was spectacular so the boys and I went over to check out the goats. We fed them lots of grass, but when my back was turned G. decided the goats would like some of our scallions. He dipped into my bag, and before I could say “stop!” the green tops from about half of my bunch were covered in goat drool. Now, with the scent of scallions in the air, more goats wandered over. There was not enough long grass to go around, so we offered up the beet greens. The boys were in heaven, naming one forceful goat “Mr. Piggy” and devising strategies to distract the bully while getting some leaves to the more timid animals. Then the beet leaves were gone and the boys looked forlorn: “What else can we feed them, Mama?” It did not take much begging for me to sacrifice the kale.