Thursday, May 15, 2014
I got to spend a little time in the greenhouse at Common Sense Farm this week, and I can;t tell you how much being around toddlers and green plants makes me smile. My friend's little ones are mostly under six and they are true farm kids. They helped their mom and I collect spinach after sheep shearing and watching a three-year-old carefully cut spinach leaves and place them in a basket was a splendid haiku. Sometimes I think my love of homesteading, of growing food in general, is more about the little moments that happen around the chicken coops and potting sheds than it is about the recipes and peace of mind. The people drawn to this life are solid folk. I'm proud and blessed to have such wonderful neighbors. And I gotta say, the spinach was perfection with some balsamic dressing and a fresh crumble of goat cheese!