I couldn't wait for the kids to wake up from their naps. I wanted to get to the farm so badly and start our latest "adventure." Aren't I such a dork???
I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I threw the kids in their seats with snacks and went on my way. Did I bring bags? NO. Did I bring a camera? YES!!! Was it my good one? NO. Did it matter? NOPE!!!
When we got there we parked in the middle of a field. I don't know what I was expecting, but two little ones in a field where it has rained all day really causes me to throw all of my OCD to the wind. Matt headed right for the chickens. Hailey followed...although much more tentatively...before throwing an absolute tantrum over her unexpected fear of chickens. Too bad there were EVERYWHERE with their fluffy little heads!!!
I finally got them to walk to the little hut that had a line of people streaming out of it. They were very good and only lost their minds a little bit when I pointed out the angora rabbits...beautiful creatures, but I hope they have a great conditioner (ew hairballs)!
We got on line and gave our name. I really didn't know what I was doing. Finally it was our turn. They gave us our bags and told us to take what was listed on the chalkboards. It was a little tough though b/c this guy was in the middle of this hut (seriously 14 ft x 14ft) and he was restocking. I have no problem with the goods being fresh, but it made it a little tough to get everything AND keep the Crazies either with me or for God's sake away from the eggs!!!
I gathered all of my goodies, paid my fee, and made the way back to the car...with loads of veggies. Hailey didn't want to walk back b/c that would mean she'd have to walk past the chickens. Matt was practically running b/c a particular chicken caught his eye (this seriously gave me some guilt b/c I made chicken...a whole chicken...for dinner). I'm stuck in the middle with bags of veggies, bread, eggs, and strawberries, trying desperately to get everyone in one place.
It all worked out well though. The strawberries are delicious. Hailey was shoving them in her face after dinner (see picture above where strawberry juice is streaming down her chin) and Matt was stepping all over my feet trying to get me to pop another one in his mouth (because God forbid he stayed in his chair for longer than 10 minutes).
Our haul for this week:
- one bunch of swiss chard
- one bunch of radishes
- one head of romaine lettuce
- two pounds of zucchini
- one pound of new potatoes
- two pounds of snap peas
- one quart of strawberries
- one bunch of spring onions
- one loaf of homemade bread (ours was tomato and basil...YUM)
- one dozen eggs