Hello, Tosa East Towners!
It is so good to be back in the swing of the school year! As a theater professional, my season runs with the school year, so it is all starting up at the same time! Exciting stuff!
In the May newsletter, I challenged you to try something new. I would love to hear what kinds of things you came up with. What did you try this summer that was new? Let me know on the facebook page!
As I told you back in May, I was going to try some new things, too. I tried my hand at a Victory Garden using the Square-Foot Gardening system. I learned a lot. I made notes for adjustments for next year. But I got a lot of zucchinis, kohlrabi, radishes and other delicious veggies out of it. I even made a pico de gallo — made completely of items from my garden: tomato, onion, cucumber, cilantro, peppers and jalapeno! That made my husband happy!
I also tried a kayak for the first time in my life. — I think I have found my new calling! — In the kayak, I sat in the water like a duck. The paddling was easy and I sped across the lake like I was meant to do such a thing all of my life. If I could get paid for kayaking, I would quit my job and do it all the time… Of course now I have to convince my husband that I can’t live without one and need one of my own…
I also tried a “peel cherry” this summer. It is a small fruit that comes from Columbia. I had challenged the kids at Vacation Bible School to try some new foods (because I was tired of hearing, “I don’t like that” when they had never even tasted it.) If they tasted it —even if they didn’t like it— I would give them a knuckle bump. I had to go around the room bumping my knuckles to theirs. Then, when the peel cherry came out, they all intently watched me eat it and then gave ME a knuckle bump!
Whatever your summer was like, I hope it was enjoyable, pleasant, adventurous and fun! Looking forward to shoveling snow with you soon! Not!
Sarah Hunt-Frank, TETNA President