Christian had an inclusion field trip yesterday morning with all of the first grade classrooms from his school.  He had a great trip. Enjoyed the big bus.  Loved the animals.  For me, the best part is always the recap that comes home with him the next day.  He typed the majority of this…

I’m not sure when he thinks that he eats eggs because he doesn’t.  Maybe we need to give them a try again. 😉

Since things went SO WELL with this trip, I think we’ll let him try the end of the year first grade field trip to the big zoo about an hour away.

Box #6 -- beets, kohlrobi, green pepper, zucchini, garlic, cucumbers, green & yellow beans, tomatoes, sweet onions, bok choi, red potatoes. I also bought a container of honey. 🙂

Box #5 -- bok choi, red potatoes, green & yellow beans, cabbage, zucchini, cucumbers, beets, broccoli, sweet onions. (I'm excited! I've always wanted to try bok choi!)

Box #3 -- sugar snap peas, swiss chard, kohlrabi, black raspberries, green garlic, lettuce, red raspberries, cucumber, sweet onions, broccoli

  Our backyard -- the close of our 800+ June strawberries & our first BLUEberry.  (Oh, and Liv took the picture. :) )

Our final of over 800+ June strawberries and our first BLUEberry!  (And Liv wants everyone to know that SHE took the picture! 🙂 )

Produce Box #2 -- beets, green onions, kohlrabi, clover sprouts, peas, lettuce, garlic scapes

Box #1 -- green onions, lettuce, garlic scapes, clover sprouts, rhubarb, kohlrabi, 1/2 doz. eggs, herb planter with parsley, basil, & sage

I will be getting a new box of produce every week.  I can’t wait to share the pictures with you. 🙂

I work at a chemical-free produce farm for 2 hrs. twice/week.  It is hard work, but I am enjoying it tremendously!  My jobs have been mostly weeding and mulching so far.  It is fun to listen to the chickens cluck at each other and the cows moo when the farmer walks by and doesn’t feed them.  It is nice to be out in nature without having to keep an eye on the kids at the same time.  It is also lovely to be doing something out of the house that doesn’t involve running errands, going to appointments, or picking someone up.  Just me.  Out by myself.  Getting something done.  [insert contented sigh here]

But one of the coolest things about this is that once a week from now through the beginning of October, I will be able to pick up a box of veggies, fruits, berries, herbs, etc.  All chemical-free.  All picked and packed with goodness, love, and care.  I get to try new things and learn how to use those things.  Awesome.  🙂

And if not raining, I also get a really GOOD dose of vitamin D!  😉