As I was walking the dogs this morning
and taking photos of the Harvest Moon still
in the sky at 7:00 am, I was
thinking about the beautiful bouquet of
flowers Eileen gave me.
The best thing about them was that they came
from a local farm, Wheeler Brook Farm,
in Georgetown Mass.
They did not come from 3,000 miles away, but
from people I have met, who have a small farm
growing vegetables and annual flowers to make
up those luscious bouquet’s like the one I received.
In the last couple of years we have tried to eat
more from our own garden and locally as much
as we can. We are no Kingsolver family, much
as we would like to be, because Barbara’s book was
just an inspiration.
But I did manage to pick some deer tongue lettuce,
swiss chard, kale larger than my hand and some
tatsoi for a salad for the table and the fixings
for soup later today.
We also get to enjoy the fresh eggs from our
lovely duckies pictured here.
So while we are not perfect, moving to
being a locavore, and adding more vegetables,
less animal seems to be in our future. Better
for us, our health and better for the local
economy. It’s hard to replace that banana
in the smoothie, but who knows, maybe
someday we will.
Enjoy the day…