For dinner tonight, my daughter was on my back in the ring sling when I headed to the garden to pick the collard greens, kale, swiss chard, lettuce, parsley, basil, oregano and green onions for a salad and pizza. She said "Mama, isn't it so great that we grow all we need out here?" Yes, it is great. Add a quart of milk, homemade crust, some fresh mozzarella and homemade salad dressing... Well, that's a meal. Plus homemade brownies with homemade ice cream. I tell you, we eat like kings and queens here! 12 years ago when I started on this path to self sufficiency I didn't predict I'd end up here. What a journey it has been!
My kids wanted to invite friends (new and old) to another OPEN FARM TIME!
We'll be home and outside 5:30-7:30 pm Thursday June 16th. I'll be planting another round of corn and doing evening animal chores (cows, rabbit, goats, chickens and collecting eggs) and kids are welcome to help. My kids will be picking wildflowers, playing in their hedge they call the "Hundred Acrewood" or running round. After chores are done, we'll have some ice cream. You're welcome to come, bring your picnic dinner, bring more ice cream (if we have the turnout like last time, the ice cream I have won't be enough!) or toppings or spoons or bowls. The train goes by around 6:45, so plan to see that. If you need directions, send me a message (and I'll plan to check messages around lunchtime ...I'm trying so hard to be screen free during the day, but I'll make an exception). All are welcome to come. Feel free to share with friends. Even if you're not local, could you help friends out by 'liking' this on facebook so more than 2 people see the post? Facebook only shows other people if it has 'likes'. Annoying, huh? Hope to see some of you soon!