The Pause Button
actual photo of me on Sunday
I woke up Sunday in a stupor, with no recollection of how we got here. I heard a twig crack, whipped my head around and saw that August was already here. Huh? The farmily have been heading off to vacations, we’re planting like mad for fall, and I just haven’t looked up to notice that it’s already mid-August.
So I slowed Sunday down. Pressed the pause button and squandered the day away dreaming of cooler days and our own potential vacation. I stayed in pajamas all day, didn’t leave the house until the sun was scratching the backs of the trees, and did not a darn thing. I know, there should be some guilt to scrape up because it was a gorgeous day-ripe for outdoor activity. But I just can’t even manage a smidgen of it. I’m too busy breathing in and out and enjoying the relaxed aftermath of the pause. And I spend plenty of time outside. I can squander a gorgeous day.
Things will get done when they get done, or they won’t. And that will be okay too. Every once in a while, it pays to do the bare minimum, to hit the pause button and just do nothing.
Here's what we we're harvesting this week:
Green Beans (stringless): $3.50/pound
Baby Lettuce Salad Mix (limited): $4/5-oz compostable container or 2/$7
Shishito peppers: $3/pint
Tomatoes (Cherokee Purple, Beefsteak, German Johnson, some Margold): $2.95/pound
Tomatoes: canner boxes (small and/or cosmetically challenged tomatoes), 20-pounds, $30
Sungold Cherry tomatoes: $3.50/pint
Ripe Sweet Italian Peppers (red, orange, and yellow): $4.50/pound
Ripe Sweet Bell Peppers (red and yellow): $4.50/pound
Green peppers: $3.00/pound
Purple bell peppers: $3.50/pound
Poblano Peppers: $3.50/pound
"Hatch" (New Mexican) chiles: $3.50/pound
Chiles (Jalapeno, serrano, chilaca, cherry bomb, cayenne): $.25 each
Zephyr Squash: $2.25/lb last week, Wednesday only I think
Mallory's Mixed flower bouquets: $11.95
Basil: $2/1/8 oz bag
We'll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market in Building A 8am-12:30 and at the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market 330 Main Ave NW Wednesday 10am-2pm and Saturday 8am-1pm, and the Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone 8-noon.