At the Farm


Saturday marked the delivery of our first CSA share and it was also a work day at our CSA farm. So, Silas and I packed into the car and headed out with the intention of weeding and picking asparagus and sharing food with friends old and new. We managed to make it there in time for the second part, but a marathon afternoon nap kept us from leaving on time and we missed the opportunity to do any real work. Luckily, our farmers are very kind and made us feel welcome regardless. Silas had a blast sitting on the tractor, listening to peepers in the pond, climbing the big dirt pile and running around in the wind with all the other kids. This was our first visit to the farm and it was really wonderful to see the rows and rows of little seedlings that will grow into our food. I grew up in a rural agricultural community, but never really had any sense of fellowship around the happenings of the farms and what ended up on our plates (probably because there was little actual connection there...like most rural areas all the farmers around us grew commodity crops and what little produce was at the grocery store was trucked in from far-away places like California). This awareness is something that I want so desperately for Silas and I'm so grateful that we have the opportunity to foster those connections.

7 comments:

  1. Hurrah for CSA deliveries - aren't they great? We love ours. We have yet to make a work day at ours, though. I am sure Bea will love it too. We will try to make it soon...

    Have a great week!

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  2. Oh how wonderful! What a blessing and learning opportunity for Silas!

    Wishing you a lovely week.
    xoxo

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  3. How lovely! Such a great opportunity for you and Silas, enjoy!

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  4. That's so great that you can actually see where your food is coming from. Gotta love it!

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  5. my oh my he is getting big! what a fun activity and a wonderful opportunity :)

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  6. Sounds like a beautiful day! What a great experience for him to see first hand what life on a farm is like :)

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  7. Is that Silas?!?! He looks like a little boy now...so big! I love my CSA...in fact, I'm quite spoiled.

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