I love my kale plant. I’ve cut it, used it for my kale and white bean soup and then it grows back in several weeks and I do it all over again. It has proven to be very easy to grow. This is in a pot and it seems to take some shade right now. Kale is very nutritious with beta-carotene, vitamins K and C and even some calcium.
So much for blue skies…tonight I saw a lightning bolt on my way home (that’s probably only happened here—to me—a few times in an accumulated 19 years, compared to my Midwest experience). And, now it’s raining, in July, in Sun Diego. What?
On the bright side, we can always use the rain here, especially in summer. My garden will love it. “So put on a happy face.” ;)
'Gray skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face...'
Summer finally arrives in San Diego! I know the East Coast has been having a heat wave but our usual June gloom and a heavy marine layer has spilled over into July long enough! Today it finally feels sunny and warm like summer and the San Diego sky is blue again.
At least half a million applicants are needed to replace the immigrant workforce, so the union has posted an online application for Americans who want to work on a farm.
Through its Web site, at www.takeourjobs.org, the union promises to connect applicants with farm jobs in their area.
Since June 24, at least 4,000 people have responded to the application, said Rodriguez. Some are serious responses and others are hate mail. “Only a few dozen have really followed through with the process,” he said.
Most applicants quickly lose interest once the reality sinks in that these are back-breaking jobs in triple-digit temperatures that pay minimum wage, usually without benefits, according to the union. Some small farms are not required to pay minimum wage and in 15 states farms aren’t required to offer workers’ compensation.
It’s family game night today. I’m bringing dessert—a rhubarb blueberry crisp in my lovely french Emile Henry pie dish that I found for a great price at the Williams Sonoma outlet in New York last December.