Tuesday, July 7, 2009

All we have is all we need....

How true is that! Today we harvested our first corn of the season. Slathered with butter, salt and pepper and served with a side of fresh sliced tomatoes and cucumbers. I think I need a nap!

We planted an heirloom called Lucious. A beautiful bicolor that is sweet and old and not GM! We did not spray. The germination was a bit spotty but I can live with that. In the next few days we will eat what we can (gorge, if you will) and freeze the rest. Hopefully, our True Gold corn, another heirloom, will come in soon and prolong the season and add to the freezer.

Our goal this year is to totally commit to local by fall. In canning and freezing from our garden, along with the meat we produce and using our local fish market we are very close. Our biggest hurdle is dried grains and beans. At this point, we buy from a coop in bulk, and feel this one step closer to eliminating our carbon footprint.

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