Have you ever had a week that was a complete 'gong show'?! I think last week qualified as one for me and the farm! As many of the Guelph share members know, Rob had to do an emergency drop-off of veggies last Wednesday because my appendix decided to rebel with force mid-way to Guelph. After spending time in the ER being poked and prodded, I am doing much better! It seems that my appendix has decided to be less recalcitrant and I avoided surgery :)
Rob and I would like to offer a big thank-you to all share members for your patience with Rob’s late set-up. And thank-you to the share members that helped Rob get all the produce on the table and labelled. This is what community is all about! Of course, the batteries in the scales chose that day to die a slow death, so I’m sure that was an inconvenience for members. I have bought several new batteries – here’s hoping I remember to bring them with me!
On a sadder note, we had to euthanize our one goat, Louis, on Saturday. When Kimmy woke up at 5am she heard a goat in distress. After waking us and Rob examined him, we called the vet. Unfortunately, he had developed a urinary blockage that couldn’t be remedied due to him being young at the time of his castration. He was in significant pain so euthanization seemed like the most humane choice. His best goat friend, Thelma, is feeling lonely without him but we hope she starts feeling better soon.
Now on to brighter news...
Several share members have been asking out reserving their shares for next year. For now, I am keeping a waiting list of interested members. Once we have the details for next year solidified, I will email everyone on the list to confirm their interest. Please email me if you would like to be added to this list. While we haven’t finalized everything for next year, here is what we are hoping for:
We ask for payment to reserve a share but don’t start accepting payments until January 2016. This makes our accounting easier if we keep 2016 sales in 2016.
Weekly Share Contents:
Spinach or Kale
With the advent of weather that feels very much like fall, roasted root vegetables seem like a great meal. Here is a recipe for some hearty roasted vegetables. http://www.canadianliving.com/food/roasted_root_vegetables_with_thyme.php