Saturday, January 01, 2011

Day 2: The Harvest

The Harvest, Fields in Böblingen, Germany, June 2010,
Nikon D5000, Focal length 55mm, Exposure 1/320 sec @ f9.0, ISO 200, no flash, exposure bias -0.33
© Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]
We think a lot more about the harvests these days.  We are buying much of our food, and almost all of our vegetables on the local economy.  And when possible, we are buying organic (aka "Bio" in Germany).

This means needing to be flexible in what veggies are offered during your trip to the market based on seasonal availability, unlike the base commissary which flies in produce from all over the world.

But we're good with that trade-off.  The prices seem reasonable for the food they are able to stock, and we are very comfortable with the strict adherence to Bio standards in Europe.

So here's looking forward to the next harvest, in late Spring, so we can start buying veggies grown right here in the area.  Otherwise they tend to come from Southern Europe where the growing season is much longer.

  • Donation: to Bombich Software, makers of the awesome Carbon Copy Cloner (easy-to-use, reliable, free backup software for the Mac).
  • Exercise: 2.5 mile walk with Carol/Frito (90 mins)


Pat said...

This photo just begs to be caressed...
good, good stuff

Steven Crisp said...

Thanks Pat.

The textures of the various grains that are grown in the local fields really are amazing. And so very different when seem up close, and then from a wider perspective.

And with the wind blowing ... well, it's like a sexy salsa dance ;-)