This week is school vacation for all of us! We are definitely enjoying it to the fullest. Anna will turn one on Friday and her family party is Saturday so I’m focused on getting the house in shape and getting ready for the party with decor and some treats. I made this pretty letter A as part of the party decorations! We’ll move it to her room afterwards. We also planted blueberries and raspberries, went fishing, took some nice walks, made pretzels for the first time, and made chocolate covered marshmallows and pretzel rods. And the big news- Anna took her first steps!!!
Here in New England, I’ve found it’s difficult to continue to support local agriculture in winter. The majority of farm stands (including my family’s) and farmer’s markets shut down until spring. I’m curious to learn how others eat locally during the off-season, if you’re not fortunate enough to live in a climate where’s there’s year-round food. Please take the survey below!
You can vote more than once, so please do if more than one option applies!
True friends helping so us girls could get off the wagon for awhile
A real heavy duty tractor, no frills
My husband, working on the tractor that pays the bills
A beautiful sight at the end of a long day
One of Brian’s best investments, our baler
A close up of our big tractor. No cab or A/C here.
The local fairgrounds, all cleared out for the year
Back at the farm Pooh Bear says hello
Fall is coming but the dogs don’t mind!
Jena went from being a country girl to a farm wife when she met and married her husband Brian. Since then she has learned to put up most of their food, keep the books, raise all kinds of animals and pitch in wherever an extra hand is needed. She writes about all that and more at her blog Married to the Farm.