Eight inches of rain over a three day period – insane! I thought Thursday night the rain was never going to stop! I’m about ready to start building an arc – have the two donkeys already! Keep in mind crops need an inch of rain per week to grow. Interesting but I received a call on Friday from Tommie Culkin at the Clayton Tribune who is writing a story on the impact all this rain has had on local farmers this season. I am thankful the paper is paying attention to this and helping to spread the word, as so many folks (but not CSA folks!) have lost touch with the impact the weather has on our food system.
I started a batch of sauerkraut last week in a large crock my friend gifted to me. It will be about 4 weeks until it is ready to eat. I used 12 heads of cabbage and grated with the cuisinart on the slicing blade (the shredding blad makes it too mushy) and then added salt and dill in layers after every 3 cabbages. You can make sauerkraut with a hand grater and a wide mouth mason jar – you don’t need fancy equipment. Fermented foods are loaded with pro-biotics – a tablespoon with breakfast each morning is a great addition to starting your day.
I will see you all tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 4:30-6 at the Rabun County Library. Please bring a bag for your goodies.