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Unpacking the shares

Last Friday, the CSA share boxes were stuffed to capacity, both the family and small sizes.

As soon as I opened the flaps of the family share box, I saw its contents were packed solid, with each vegetable fitted carefully in its place, just like a puzzle. I knew I was going to have a problem remembering where everything went, after I was done arranging and photographing.

So I pulled out my smartphone and snapped pictures as I started to unload the contents. They were my map — and now I share them with you in the form of two short animations. Dive in!

Family share animation

Family share animation

Small share animation

Small share animation

 

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Little green guest

What kind of frog is this?

What kind of frog is this?

You never know what you’ll find in your CSA box. Got mine home and started unpacking it. As I lifted up the bunch of yukina savoy, something flew out of the leaves and landed back in the box. I spotted a small green frog, looking very bewildered. My camera was handy, so I grabbed a few shots while the little guy wasn’t doing much. It seemed dazed by bright kitchen lights, and after this picture, stuck its head under some broccoli, trying to get out of the light.

I couldn’t leave it in the box — there were vegetables to put away. I couldn’t let it hang out with veggies in the frig — it was too cold. And running loose in my apartment wouldn’t be good for either of us.

What to do? Lucky for froggie, I have plants on the balcony. I picked up the frog gently. It was cool and clammy to the touch, and squirmed a bit in my hand. Put it in a big jar to transport it carefully to the plants, and looked it over. It was quite pretty — chartreuse green and creamy white underneath. Anybody know what kind of frog this is? Am assuming that it came from Worden Farm.

The lime green salad tomato plant is very leafy and can offer my little guest lots of cover from the sun, and plenty of white flies to munch on. After a bit of coaxing, the frog left the jar. It was dark and I couldn’t see where he went. Hope he’ll be ok. There’s a small gecko that hangs out on the balcony, so he’ll have company.

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CSA share: week 1

CSA share: week 1

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CSA share: week 15

CSA share: week 15

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