Day 31 of 365
Today was a busy but good day. I am still grading essays, so I will have to be short again tonight. Thursday nights are tough. When I was in college way back in the way-back days, professors generally had two weeks to return our essays. Sometimes, they would take a month. These days, I have four days to return essays, and try as I might to get a good start on them on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week, Thursday nights are always long nights.
I don’t mind too much, and I love reading essays. I learn from all of them, and I like helping people become better writers. Plus, this morning was a lovely morning. Thursdays are also farm share days.
Today was our fourth week, and by now, Ron and I have developed a system that works pretty well. We have cooler bags, a good plan, we start working on everything as soon as we finish our morning coffee and tea. We want everything to be as fresh as possible, so we don’t pick until morning of deliveries. In our first weeks, we were both scrambling to get everything done. Ron writes a letter with each delivery, so he would be writing and picking greens morning of. I would be searching for cooler bags to hold everything.
Today, however, we had a good plan. This week’s delivery included eggs, spinach, kale, lettuces, rhubarb, jam for a new share, and radishes. I had the eggs ready to go the night before. Ron wrote his letter the night before. So it was just picking veggies and prepping bags. The kittens were the opposite of help. They seem to sense when I am in a hurry and trying to get things done and love to get involved.
But everything was lovely and delivered. I like farm share day. I love sharing the stories in Ron’s letters and the delicious, organic food with other families.