"United we bargain, divided we beg."

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Trade Network Score!

Despite the recent trade network malfunction involving the Kale Fairy's newfound vegetarianism, the powers that be must still be smiling on my endeavor, because today I finagled the greatest trade ever!

Veggie Man traded me 3 and half dozen eggs and a half pound of goat cheese for..... ALL THE TOMATOES I CAN PICK! Yes folks, that's right, I get to go out to their farm and start picking. They have cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, roma tomatoes... they have three thousand tomato plants dropping tomatoes all over the ground and they don't care how many tomatoes I pick. I'm going to bring my sister and we are going to bring our kids and we will have all their little hands picking tomatoes just as quick as we can make them pick.

Then we are going to can sauce.

Now you might think I got the better end of the deal here, but you don't know just how freaky delicious my latest cheese is. I call it "two pepper thyme" because it has red pepper, black pepper, and dried thyme in it, and I'm making more of it just as fast as I can.

In fact, I think I'd better go stir it up right now or my curd will matt. Nothing yuckier than matted curd.


Claire MW said...

Hi Aimee! Thanks for commenting on my blog today! I am glad to have found yours also! You are so lucky to score those tomatoes. I would love a trade like that. I had rough luck with the tomatoes this year. Potatoes and garlic were awesome, but the tomatoes faltered. Did your daughter sell all the alpaca fiber yet? If not, is she selling it online?

Aimee said...

Hi Claire! I really enjoy your blog, I've added it to those I'm following. I too had great potatoes and not great tomatoes this year. From what I'm reading, there was a lot of late blight around. My daughter has not sold her fiber yet, and I'm sure she would be delighted to sell it via US mail. She has her own blog related to fiber.. let's see, I think it's www.alpunkafiber,blogspot.com. She says her phone number is on there as well as good photos of her yarn. Thanks for looking!

Unknown said...

I adore the concept of your blog -- will be following now.

Donna said...

Congratulations on your trade network score- sounds like you'll have plenty of tomato sauce this winter!

Aimee said...

Hi Susan.. did you wander over from my brother's blog? I love the concept of your blog as well - best of luck to you. I'll check in periodically!

Jennifer said...

What a great trade! I wish we could find people to trade with like that.