Today was my 3rd official workshare day at Jubilee Farm. I find the work hard and yet every week I wake up looking forward to it. The work uses your body in such odd ways and often moving through the plants and soil is almost meditative. My back is always tired, and surprisingly often my hands are too.
Week 1 and week 2 I did a lot of roasting, some soup making, and stir frying. I try and do all the prep on Tuesday when I get home from the farm to cut down on waste.
This week I have shifted to chopping and freezing. I have burned out on roasted turnips. :) I am excited about the zucchini. I will be shredding that later to see if I have enough for bread. I can't wait for the squash to really take off.
The irony off all this is that part of the reason I signed up for workshare was that I was going into the summer basically unemployed after tax season. Then wouldn't you know? I got a part-time job at the end of May. Regardless this has been a great experience and I am buying very little in the way of groceries right now. All my Mint "overspending" alerts are always on the pets. :) As it should be.
Summer is upon us, and after a week of rain, we are currently in a week of sun. It is a good thing the days are long right now because I feel like everyday has too much to get done.