Our first box went out on Wednesday, and all of the feedback has been super positive. We’ve done 3 markets now, and all have been a success. We’ve eaten our first strawberries, and we’re looking forward to harvesting many more – hopefully enough for the box. It’s been so rainy for the past couple of weeks that we haven’t been able to plant much in the garden. The soil was close to soup and Jer was worried about working it too much – there were trays and trays of plants waiting to get their feet in the ground. Now there’s many fewer trays. The sun shone today, and yesterday as well, and Jer’s been busy. Me too, and my mom! My mom and stepdad came out on the weekend with a wardrobe that’s been in our family forever. My grandpa refurnished it for us. I was really excited to get it – our bedroom doesn’t have a real closet, although it does have amazing shelves that Jer built for me because he’s awesome like that – but no matter how hard we tried we couldn’t get it up the stairs. It’s in our kitchen now, and we’ll be storing something in it sooner or later… once we figure out where we want it to live.
It was refreshing and rewarding for my mom to be here for the weekend. Every time she comes I’m so proud of what we’re doing, and how we’re doing it. Her and I are so very different, but we have such a deep respect for each other, and I just love to be able to share with her what we have here. She weeded chard with us in the garden, and she got to see us at the market on the weekend, which was super special too. She brought us boxes and boxes of canning jars from my grandparents and great aunt – cases that we would have to buy eventually! And she brought us a crokinole board that my grandmother found at a garage sale. We must have played 10 games over the weekend… I’m almost as pathetic as I am at golf (although I don’t usually miss the disc completely, which I do at golf), and Jer’s a ringer.
As for other exciting news, I accepted a 3-day/week teaching position for the fall, teaching grade 4 and grade 6. It’s not my ideal job, but it’s a job and hopefully I’ll be able to pick up shifts. Plus, it’s a load off my back for the summer.