...and I am very grateful, even though it is not fun to wash and process that much kale all at once.
I separated the bug-free kale from the icky and then put it in the sink for a second sort and a first clean. I saved the kale ribs and washed them again, and now they're bubbling away and giving their good energy to a vegetable stock. Those two bowls of de-stemmed kale in the picture above will go through two more washings before I make kale pesto (a la Farmer John's Cookbook, which is so helpful when one needs to make smart use of a vegetable bounty).
E just came inside and was talking to me about all sorts of things for ten minutes before I asked her directly, "Why did you come inside even though Daddy is still outside?"
"Oh, I came in to ask you for two bags so that Daddy can put the onions in them!"
"Well, that's very important, and I'm glad I asked you because he needs those right away if he's pulling all the onions! Take these to him right now! Thanks for being such a big help, E! He will be glad for these bags."
So if all goes well, there will be a picture here soon of a bunch of dirty onions and maybe some carrots! Gotta make carrot cake for Grandma P's birthday on Tuesday!