Dishing Up the Dirt

Fridays at the farm

January 8, 2016

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More snow, deer fence construction, food photo shoots in the living room and late night photo edits. As it turns out, these four things are turning into our new normal this winter! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a little guilty about leaving all the winter farm chores up to Taylor this year, but he assures me it’s all good. He’s honestly just stoked to eat all the leftovers from the day’s shoot!

A few weeks ago we placed a huge seed order for our 2016 season. UPS arrived with the goods and it felt like Christmas all over again. I seriously love unpacking our seeds and ultimately find myself fantasizing about the fresh meals that lie ahead. We’ve been reorganizing our seeding schedule for this season and it’s crazy to think that next month we’ll begin our spring starts in the greenhouse. Time seems to be passing at a tremendous speed this winter and I’m not sure if I’m excited our nervous about that.

Anyhow, this weekend will be a busy one around the farm with some indoor/outdoor chores. Regardless of the work, we’ll do our best to slow down, clink glasses and enjoy a few meals together. I hope wherever this weekend finds you that you are able to do the same. It’s easy to get get lost in the chaos but good food, a few drinks and lovely company can do wonders for the soul. Happy weekend folks.

Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm.

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8 thoughts on “Fridays at the farm

  1. JillB says:

    Happy Weekend! Stay warm. As always, thanks for sharing.

  2. We can’t wait for this book to come out!

  3. Lauren C says:

    Love reading about your cookbook process this week and seeing some behind the scenes photos today (as well as Henry and all that snow)! You are keeping seriously busy, lady! Can’t wait for the cookbook. Have a great weekend!

  4. Jean Husson says:

    Love to hear of the goings on at Tumbleweed, but I cannot get over Henry and how wonderful he looks. Remember how scrawny and anxious he was when you adopted him. Just look at him now. I have a nice Hutchins squash that I think I will stuff with your lentils and carrots this weekend.

  5. Jeanette says:

    Love these pictures – makes me feel close by – visiting at times.

    Henry is adorable – and in charge!!

    Yes – this winter is flying by – just noticed that today as the days are getting longer.

    Taylor has quite a project with that fence – how wonderful that he can then partake of those “picture” meals!!

    Your book is progressing – hurrah!!

  6. Pauline says:

    Would you be my neighbor?? Would love to share a cup of coffee OR tea and pick your brain about your planting season! Have dried seeds from last year’s raised bed of flowers and will be putting in envelopes for the spring planting.
    Have fun and I patiently await more delicious recipes and photos….especially of Henry!!
    Glad to hear of the progress of your book!! (how do you find the time?)

  7. mamie says:

    I just stumbled across your blog while looking for things to do with avocados. I think I’m in love! Can’t wait to try out some of your recipes. Also, you take gorgeous photographs!

  8. Lisa says:

    I love your site and really enjoy seeing the process behind the creation of your cookbook. We made your gluten free sweet potato biscuits at least four times over the holidays. Really looking forward to the book’s release!

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