Monday, November 22, 2010

200th Post!

I can't believe I have stuck with blogging. I've never been able to keep a written journal for more than a few days. I have a few journals that have about 10 entries spanning over 10 years. Isn't that ridiculous.

I've been purchasing vegetables nearly every Saturday from Harmony Ridge Farms. Local, fresh and organic! I volunteered to work in their greenhouse last spring and was planning on helping with the garlic planting a few weeks ago but came down with the flu.

Veggie order from two weeks ago.

I picked this order up on Saturday. The eggs are bright orange and delicious!!! The carrots are sweet and the broccoli is tender. This is the first time I have ever had Bok Choy too. It's really tasty.

There is nothing better than truly fresh and organic produce.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Glorious Color! A Walk in the Park

We have had a beautiful stretch of upper 60's and low 70's with lots of sunshine and fall color. Just when I think we aren't going to see the reds, oranges and yellows of fall, they magically appear. I spent a few hours wandering around the park taking pictures and gathering leaves. I couldn't believe how many squirrels were tromping through the leaves! There was a constant rustle on the ground and in the trees from their fall foraging.

I hope you enjoy the view!

Can you see the three squirrels on the large Oak below?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wine and a Good Book

Booger Swamp. Yes, you read that correctly. This wine is called Booger Swamp. It's a blend and quite sweet, but that's how I like my wine. I have a sweet tooth so I love Rieslings, Viogner, Gewurztraminer and sweet blends.

I just finished this book last week and loved it. I felt as though I was working along side them on the farm through the heat, humidity and the windy, freezing days. I started to get tired from the mental images. Imagining the blazing sun beating down on my back. Then I remembered that MI is not nearly as harsh a climate in the summers as where they are. Yay! So perhaps I won't sweat quite as much but I'll be working my butt off and it's all rewarding in the end.

I'm going to be a farmer but I already new that.