|Campster adored the farm's kitten|
Today we visited Moon in the Pond Farm. This is a wonderful place that practices old-school, sustainable farming practices. They have pastured, heirloom breeds of cattle, sheep, geese, duck, turkeys, chicken, and pigs.
While Grace was here, I wanted to go to farm for a walk. I love seeing all the new life of early summer. Jor Man and Campster chose to come with us. Sher Bear had been there last fall, and wanted to stay home with Big Dad.
|They should have called it "Frog in the Pond"|
Out in the fields we identified the various vegetable plants we found growing there. I thought about Jamie Oliver's show and how school kids couldn't identify potatoes! My kids could identify most of the vegetables growing at the farm. There was only one which we did not recognize.
|Campster catches a Swallowtail at the farm.|
I was surprised at how much fun we had butchering. Two friends who wanted to learn how to butcher helped. So we had four adults and the three kids. Sher Bear helped plucked, and then decided she wasn't into it - so she took a bath and watched a movie. But the big kids loved it. Once the rooster (who was such a big, mean bird) was dead, they were fearless. They crawled into the coop and grabbed the hens. Then they killed them, plucked them, and gutted them. Amazing.
|Baby cow. Awwww!|
The baby pigs were super cute. But Grace and I adored the calf. So beautiful!! He came right up to the fence and let Jor Man pet him.
Wish you were here!