Sunday, July 15, 2007

Books on Deck ...

books to read

okay I may be pushing my luck putting the rise and fall of the third reich and A Peoples Tragedy, those books are huge. I also need to re-read Vonnegut soon. (He was sort of my high school sweet heart.)

I just finished Death in the Haymarket, which was really good and really depressing. There was great momentum in the 1880s for an eight hour day, thousands and thousands of people were on a general strike, and many, many major employees had given in to their unions and given them 10 hours pay for eight hours work even, and then a bomb went off in the midst of the police who were illegally and stupidly breaking up a peaceful demonstration in the Haymarket district. This bomb kicked of the first red scare in the US and killed the 8 hour day until 1938.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

week 3 csa

week 3 csa veggies

just picked up this week's veggies. I'm so happy I joined the CSA! But with that now there is responsibility and I have no idea how we are going to cook this many veggies in a week... well the potatoes, eggs and onions will be no problem. okay neither will the broccoli and lettuce. That just leaves the beets and snow peas (I guess it will be a week of borscht and stir fry!)

(by the way this is a full share at Monroe Organic Farms CSA who are unfortunately sold out for this season. A CSA is a farmer-consumer partnership where consumers buy a share of the vegetables upfront in the spring and then receives a bag full of veggies each week. This helps the farm because it has a guaranteed market for the vegetables and the capital risk is shared in case there's a weather disaster .. and it helps consumers because we get a bag of fresh organic veggies each week picked the night before).