Roaming Around the Farm.
Since my laptop ate my post last night, let’s try this again – shall we? Thursday morning was another early morning run day, so I found myself ravenously hungry for lunch by 11am. Lucky for me, my wonderful husband had packed me a delicious vegetarian sandwich – score!
I spent the first half of my day writing a paper for my Johnson & Wales Co-op project – booooo. I thought my paper writing days were over! I finished my paper just in time for our lunch break, but since I had inhaled my lunch earlier, I decided to go explore the farm a bit and walk around the grounds. I found lots of big GREEN tomatoes, just waiting to ripen…
There are SO many tomato plants! Rows and rows…
I am afraid they are all going to ripen at the same time, and we are going to have tomato OVERLOAD! Expect a lot of tomato-heavy dishes and recipes coming up. Any suggestions for what I should make?
I also found some curvy cucumbers…
And more gigantic cucumbers, ready to be picked.
And then I discovered what is quite possibly my favorite thing on the entire farm – BLUEBERRY bushes!
All different stages of ripening – pink, purple, and blue – soooo beautiful!
You guys know how I feel about fresh berries – total obsession.
I couldn’t help myself…
Mmmmmmm, so worth it. Doesn’t get fresher than that! :)
I still had some time left in my lunch break, so I headed down the hill to my other favorite spot – the horse field.
As I made my way towards the fence, this sweet girl came over to introduce herself.
Even though I was a little nervous to be so close to her, we decided to take a picture together to celebrate our new friendship. Moments later she sniffed my hand and made me jump about 10 feet in the air.
She even let me pet her silky mane. I am so fascinated by these beautiful and strong animals. I feel like I should add “ride a horse” to my life list – I need to get over the fear!
After a few minutes together, she started to feel a little camera shy.
And decided to head back to her other friends in the back of the field.
Just as well, because it was time for me to COOK!
Cooking in flip flops – doesn’t get better than that. :)
But I wasn’t on my own – Lucas decided to hang out and keep me company while I blanched, sautéed, and toasted all afternoon.
Details and pictures of my delicious lunch feast coming up next!