Spring, when we are prepping and planting in the fields and maintaining the greenhouse, is relatively leisurely. When something catches my eye I can run and get the camera. But summer, when we're harvesting, is a different story.
Harvest days are long, busy, and a little exhausting. There is a deadline, and a desire to fit in some sleep before it's time to go to the market/CSA distribution. So I don't usually take a lot of pictures.
However, I decided to change that. So I lugged my camera around with me on harvest days these last two weeks. Here are the results.
|Scott among the braising mix greens.|
|Washing and mixing braising mix in the washing station. We also have two|
laundry sinks and a variety of "trugs". Some are made from pickle barrels :)
|My new industrial salad spinner! So much better than a|
five gallon bucket with holes drilled in it.
|Last Tuesday's misty morning was perfect lettuce harvesting weather.|
|Also perfect for this.|
|This time of year the beets come from the (very weedy) hoophouse, |
so we harvest it early, before the sun gets too high.
|We soak everything to cool it and get most of the dirt off. Damp sheets protect|
produce from the sun (when I don't take it off to take a picture).
|After soaking, the beets look like this.|
|Early kohlrabi comes from the hoophouse too, though we started to|
harvest the field kohlrabi today.
|Hoophouse carrots, funny looking - but delicious.|
|I noticed this going on at the washing station the other day.|
|It's a family affair. Though sometimes Seda harvests things|
a little differently than Scott and I do. (Lake Linden members
may notice a few extra tiny leaves in their kale bunches
|We haul vegetables around with the tractor.|
|I like a ride now and then too.|