and here we come to the weekend...my weekend...once again. today i am flattened with the thought of moving back to massachusetts. many of you kind and concerned people have asked about our plans for new england. when are we leaving. why are we running away from 500 acres of farm heaven. how do we plan to move a piglet who will more closely resemble a pig at moving date, a calf, the honeybees, the chucks. where in new england will we land. who in their right mind would invite us and our entourage to come & stay.
all really quite valid and thought provoking questions. and you'd hope i had all of the answers. but if any of you know me at all, you would know that i tend to initiate big moves like this without any forethought or interest in planning at all. any details that have been sorted out are to nick's credit alone.
we are leaving the carolinas at the very end of july. we decided to do so because we like to make like the french and take the entire month of august to holiday. we have found friends of friends who are young like us and are in their first year of owning and running their own 60 acres in western massachusetts. they have invited us & our animals to live and work with them through october. we are making the move because the one true thing about farming is that you never have any real free time and if nick and i ever want to see our families again, we need to farm as close to them as we are able. and we love new england. as much as we adore california and france and north carolina, the massholes are our people. the accents, the bad weather, the dunkin donuts. we embrace it all. and we can't wait to live among it again.
so we are going to be looking at land this coming year in new england. with the intent to start our own farm as soon as. i know we'll come out okay. this is our passion and our life's path. to be farmer's on our own land. it is going to be a trying time. i hope i don't become to insufferable during it all.
1. breaki of bread with raspberry jam and our honey from our honeybees while i tried to figure out veggies and flowers for the remaining three beds of the big garden.
2. asparagus that i will make into soup tonight and share the recipe with you demain.
3. my bounty from the garden for the aforementioned dinner.
4. the elusive guinea hen.
Posted by kate at 4:24 PM