Laura and Gerard's amazing, delicious, beautiful, bountiful, earthly victuals!

Photos of our friend's amazing farm, a mere 5 miles (as the crow flies) from us!

The infamous $10 jersey calf.  I'm not sure if they've named him, but I'd call him Bifteck.
On second hand, he looks too cute to eat. LL said, "I have to go through all sorts of mental gymnastics to justify eating meat, but it comes down to you either eat it or you don't, and if you do, raise it yourself and make sure it is always clean, well fed and has space to play and then butcher it yourselves so it never has to face the terror of a truck ride to an abatoir that smells like death." I hope I have the courage to do the same with my food animals.

Bonnie and Clyde.  Free-range Berkshires.
Laura's beautiful and hardworking heritage layers at play on the forest floor.

L & G's fresh, home-grown peaches.

Heritage tomatoes.

Big, beautiful, succulent eggplants.

A bumper crop of garlic!

A shady spot by the house. The Boy LOVED relaxing in the hammock.
The bounty from a walk in the forest - wild hazelnuts, chanterelles and a wayward, not-so-wild eggplant.
Gerard's wine grapes.
Gladiolas blooming.
Oh my gosh, just looking at those peppers makes me salivate!  Laura's peppers laid out to dry.

Hydrangeas and bee balm (I think).

1 comment:

  1. looks abolutely lovely especially the peaches