For the last two weeks I have not posted a CSA report. I am so sorry and am not sure where my head is. Well, I do, my FIL is in his last days and fielding questions from the girls is nearly a full time job. Death is so hard, even when you are “prepared” for it coming.
For the last two weeks our boc has been nearly the same. Here is what was in each box:
- head of cabbage
- 8 tomatoes
- 2 butternut squash
- 12 turnips (not big ones)
- 6-8 sweet potatoes
- 3 eggplant
- 1 acorn squash
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 12 apples
Needless to say we have enough squash to fill a whole freezer and ours is full. Thankfully, they store well in our unfinished basement in milk crates. They will keep nicely down there for months on end. When I manuver my way down there (ick, we have a low ceiling, through the end of the garage, trap door, yucky (but dry!) basement) I get 2 or 3 of them. They get cooked all at once and the extra frozen for in pancakes, soups, etc. 1 cup at a time works well as that seems to be the smallest quantity I use.
I am pretty sure we will get a CSA tomorrow as well, but I do expect it to be the last or next to last. We had two nights this week that dipped below 30. I feel completely un-prepared for winter and it seems to be knocking on my door. Food-wise I am good. It’s more the garden, boots, coats, mittens/hats, etc. that I really need to get cracking on.
These next two weeks, I am once again going to be “boycotting” the grocery again with all my might. Things are so tight, too tight and I can either whine about it or do something. Since the food budget is the only flexible one it is the one that goes on a diet. Tomorrow I’ll head there for cheese, bananas, and other odds and ends necessary for the next couple weeks, but I plan on spending less tham $50. Other than that I plan on buying my produce/eggs/milk from the farm and that is it. I find in doing this that I pull things out of the back of my cupboards to use as well as planning ahead more. If I am able togive our budget a $100-$200 cushion it will be well worth it.