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A Crisp Fall Day at the Farm

October 24, 2008

We are lucky, because we live in an area that has a vibrant and growing sustainable agricultural sector. We are even more lucky because we are friends with several of these farmers. And we are luckiest because we are good friends with the farmers at Growing Wild Farm.

Our homeschool group spend part of Tuesday hanging out at their farm and getting a sneak peek behind the scenes of a CSA (community supported agriculture). The weather was foggy when we got there, but then it burned off and we were treated to bright, shiny sun and weather warm enough to make us peel a layer or two of our clothing off.

Their peas got a bit frost damaged, but they were still tasty and there were lots of blossoms still on the plants.

The kids and parents got to pick peas and take some home if we wanted.

The fields were dazzlingly green and bursting with fecundity, even as fall has already arrived.
The tire swing is always a hit with any crowd of children.

Isabel even wrestled down a chicken. This one was a lucky one that was spared becoming a chicken dinner after Sheila and Andre tired of chicken processing one day!
Hopefully we will be visiting another local CSA on Sunday afternoon for a pumpkin patch open house. I’m going to try my hardest to remember it this time! We’ve missed the past few because I forgot.
3 Comments leave one →
  1. Tonia permalink
    October 24, 2008 7:56 pm

    What fun! I love this time year on farms. The rich smells of earth and vegetation along with wood smoke. Great chicken picture!

  2. Mon permalink
    October 25, 2008 12:16 pm

    I can’t wait to grow peas on our new homestead. Although I’m cocnerned about the cold climate.
    Looks like a fun day.
    Letting you know you’re tagged.

  3. Lisa permalink
    October 25, 2008 5:04 pm

    Tonia-It was a great day. That chicken was huge, the picture doesn’t do it justice!

    Mon-Peas do well in cool weather. They were still producing after a hard frost.

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