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SAD PLANT DAY

Last Thursday, we had a healthy looking succulent plant. The decline was rapid. We believe that the plant is exhibiting attention-seeking behavior, and would be happy to hear any suggestions for stopping this behavior immediately.

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Previously, the plant looked like the below. He has been living happily in the same spot in our well-lit living room for 4 months. We are unsure what caused his current unhappiness. We plan on doing an in-depth examination later this afternoon.

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SCENES FROM AROUND THE FARM

1. We did a transplant of the pumpkins, zucchini, and melon to make room for the tarp. We knew there was a 90% chance they might not make it, but it was a save the many situation. One of the pumpkins is doing pretty well, so not all is lost.

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2. Our tomato plants are making a final push. They have really been good sports about August. We even got a couple cute peppers to add to salads.

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3. There are so many fancy hamburgers out there. The classic burger will always be #1 to us. Our unofficial ranking of hamburgers in Austin is coming soon.

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4. We have been stealing snippets of hens and chicks from my mom, but we have a heck of a time trying to get them to grow. Its probably a bit of a climate shock. But this one started to grow a friend, and I couldn’t be more happy for them to have each other.

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5. It rained. Thank goodness we decided to trust the weatherman and not put on the sprinkler the night before. We would have looked so dumb.

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PURSLANE AT THE DRIVEWAY MARKET

Happy Friday, farmer friends! Have we got a treat for you today. A super healthy treat.

America’s hottest superfood is purslane. Like the hipster it is, this weed is invading a farmers market near you. This plant has EVERYTHING- more omega-3 fatty acids than any other veggie, the eicosapentaenoic acid of a fishy, all the vitamins, minerals, and a bunch of antioxidants to keep your body running errands around town in workout clothes. And if that isn’t enough for you, its also classified as a noxious weed.

We had to get our hands on this stuff, so we took 3 steps out our front door, and turned towards the closest market. Only the most fresh and local for us.

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Thank goodness we remembered our reusable bags. We chose to proclaim our Austin-ness with the free SXSW tote bag. We keep it weird by sporting a bag that 50,000 other people also have.

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After a short walk, we arrived at the Driveway Market, which is even closer than the Garden Market. We chose the freshest bunch of purslane we could find that wasn’t flattened by tire tracks, so we could be sure to reap all those good health benefits.

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We filled up our reusable tote with superfood, and headed home.

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Now comes the part of consuming vegetables without juicing them. Enjoy purslane: in a salad with flax chive dressing, with salsa verde and tortillas (everything tastes better with tortillas), in tomato and cucumber salad, and mushed up in pesto.

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Doesn’t get more local than that. Enjoy your super weeds.