So since I last posted we acquired this beautiful, nice rooster which we named Roto (the Rooster). Alas, last week Roto crowed at 7:00 a.m. and at 7:05 a.m. literally croaked. One minute he was alive and the next he was dead. Have no idea why…but he is really missed by all the girls in the hen house. So we are now actively searching for another wonderful rooster.
My seeds have become plants and the plants have become producers of the most wonderful and perfect red, yellow, orange slicing and plum tomatoes, slicing cucumbers and pickling cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, pattypan squash, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, green cabbage, red cabbage, spinach, lettuce, red potatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cantalope, peas, beets and string beans. Oh we do have pepper plants but the farm hand trampled them in his efforts to erect fencing to prevent our tomato loving Golden Retriever Hawkeye from consuming all the tomatoes and not sharing any with us. So I now have been busy making tomato sauce, rattatouille, zucchini parmesan, zucchini soup, gazpacho, blanching veggies to put them all in our new freezer chest ready to use during the chill of winter. It will be a wonderful reminder of summer’s warmth and will bring a thank you to my lips, as I sit by the fire , to the earth and animals that are a part of my life which sustain my family.
As if we aren’t busy enough I’ve gone on to reach for the stars and make another dream a reality. We have applied to be licensed as a Bed & Breakfast. The state has been here to inspect and we are taking care of the few items that need to be addressed to comply with state regulations and are hoping to be operational at the start of 2011. The name of our B & B is Cold Moon Farm Bed & Breakfast. We are hoping to become part of the agritourism market and want to impart our knowledge and love of farming to those who would like to learn about where and how one’s food grows, what one can do with it and how it can bring families together. Stay tuned for more info!
Well I need to go feed the dogs…they’ve had their eyes staring at me for the past half-hour and I’m beginning to feel guilty.
Let you know as my dream comes closer to a reality…