Hey all! As I type this, goats are prancing mere feet from me, I can hear bees buzzing, and the air smells so heavily of tomato plants it's intoxicating.
No, I'm not in my Portland house. I'm spending the week at my family's farm, Camp Joy, in Boulder Creek, California, and would LOVE to show you all the amazing things growing, the delicious meals we've been having, the goats that climb on top of their houses and the fresh chevre and yogurt made from their milk, the ducks and their kiddie pool and their beautiful eggs, the amazing cucumbers and squash, the almost-ready tomatoes, the two beds of baby plants for which I laid irrigation drip tape (hey, even I can get my farm-labor pants on when given the opportunity), and the CSA roundup I helped put together for other people (fun role reversal there)... BUT... like a complete goon, I totally forgot the cord to upload photos from my camera to my computer.
So you don't get to see any of that (yet). I'll be back in Portland next Wednesday, when I'll be picking up my CSA box from Rainyway farm directly, seeing as I won't be back in time for the Saturday farmers market. You'll be able to see the CSA roundup on the land it was grown. I'm excited. In the meantime, I'll be spending my time harvesting food from the source - one of my favorite places on earth, with family. It's a rough life.
On a side note, I've been thinking about the nature of my blog lately. Perhaps this is coming out now because I can't hide behind pretty pictures, but I'm realizing that my life is about so much more than food (although food is, admittedly, a huge part of it) that it's odd that most of my blog entries have been bare-bones "what I eat" accounts. I'm thinking of opening up the scope of this silly internet writing-thing, and account for more than three or four meals a week here on Lemonbasil. Now, I can't promise that I'll do anything exciting or that someone will want to read about my house-moving trauma or homework, but hey, this is already kind of voyeuristic of you, reading what I eat and all, so I think you can handle it. Just a thought.