So, today was co-op pickup day, which is always a long, but fun day for me. I’m not sure what everyone there really thinks of me though – every single month I show up with a McDonald’s coffee ;). But anyhow, the truck was late (by an hour+) this month, so we all got to stand around and chat for an hour, which was actually pretty fun and interesting. We got 5# of organic grass-fed ground beef from one of the families, and are now planning on trying some local goat meat from another!
My garden is growing pretty good, though a lot of my squash seem to have some sort of a disease. They’re all still growing and looking pretty good, they just have, “stuff” – it looks like mold, almost – on some of their leaves, and others are yellowing and such. And most of my cucumbers are definetly dead now 😦 Though there are still 1 or 2 that are just barely hanging on. I’m so dissapointed! I was really looking forward to making lots of my own pickles!!
Otherwise though, most stuff looks pretty good – we’re going to be up to our ears in green beans here soon, and hopefully tomatoes too. We had our first ripe tomato on the 12th, though we haven’t had any more since then. As many plants as I have, there really aren’t that many green tomatoes yet, nor am I seeing many new buds, but hopefully theres more than I think and I end up with enough to do some serious canning.
I’ve recently discovered GroupRecipes.com and have uploaded several of my favorite recipes to there. Its a pretty cool site – basicly a social network with a focus on cooking. You can upload recipes, pictures, and the like and join groups, add friends etc. Plus you can rate and review other peoples recipes and post yours for others to do the same. So far it seems pretty cool!