Instead of a Fridays at the farm post this week I thought I’d take a moment to write down a few of the things I’m thankful for this year. Hopefully you all are able to step back for a moment and do the same. It’s easy to take the small blessings in our life for granted and I love taking time to appreciate the little things that make my world go round. So here it goes….
I am thankful for all of the opportunities that lie ahead.
I am thankful to all of the farmers around the world who work from sun up to sun down (and often times throughout the night) to grow food and raise livestock to feed their communities.
I am thankful for our amazing CSA members, farmers market customers and restaurant chefs who put their faith in us to grow food that they are proud to serve on their dinner tables or restaurant menus.
I am thankful for Taylor and Henry who are my number one supporters, taste testers and the most hard working team I know. I love them more than words can express.
I am thankful that 7 years ago Taylor and I decided to chuck it all and move to his family’s 60 acre organic farm in Massachusetts to learn a thing or two about how food is grown. Farming has honestly saved my life and while it is the most challenging and physically demanding thing I’ve ever done, I wouldn’t trade my pocket knife or work boots in for any other uniform.
I am thankful for my parents who encouraged me to take the path less traveled and who have always said that if shit hits the fan I always have a bed at home so to just go for it!
I am thankful for my in-laws who not only raised the best son in the world but who have taken me in as a daughter and supported and loved Taylor and me through our farming journey–even if that journey has taken us further away from where we started.
I am so damn thankful for my siblings and brother and sister-in law. I’m blessed with the best when it comes to extended family and that family is growing which makes my heart melt (Rebekah, can’t wait till we’re officially sisters in October!)
I am thankful for our local community. We honestly live in a very special place where we are surrounded by hard working folks who enjoy good food and local beer as much as we do. #parkdalerules
I’m thankful for my kitchen– which just so happens to by my favorite room in our house. It has blessed us with so many wonderful meals, great company and a lot of warmth and comfort.
I’m thankful that I get to clink glasses every night with my best friend, favorite farmer and number one fan.
Lastly, I am thankful to all of you who stop by this place every day to check in or grab a recipe to prepare for your family. I hope this Thanksgiving that you all get to clink glasses and enjoy a nourishing meal with folks you love.
Cheers from Tumbleweed! xo