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Fridays at the farm

February 5, 2016

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160128_DUTD Blog Friday shots!!!Henry photo shoot

Tumbleweed Farm is still under a blanket of snow but it has been melting by the day. Our new neighbors are the cutest damn cows I’ve ever seen and our chickens are laying more eggs by the day. There are still recipes being shot for the cookbook each week and Henry continues to be hopeful that he can eat all the food being photographed—in the course of 80 recipes he’s only managed to eat a loaf of bread, a wheel of blue cheese and some bacon….not bad!!! Taylor and I have been playing intense games of dominos in the evenings which has been a total blast. We only have one rule we go by–loser has to do the dinner dishes.

The seeding schedule starts in less than two weeks and Taylor has been out in the field continuing to work on the deer fence. It’s a HUGE project and there is still a long way to go but he’s been doing a wonderful job. I’ll post photos soon!

Anyhow, this weekend is a busy one for us at Tumbleweed. Lot’s of farm and recipe projects in the works but it’s all good. At least we’ll be able to sit back a little in the evenings and enjoy some good food and more rounds of dominos. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with tasty food, good company and a few cocktails thrown into the mix.

Cheers from Tumbleweed!

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10 thoughts on “Fridays at the farm

  1. I love this peek into your world, and especially love seeing your photo set up, complete with furry assistant 🙂

  2. Katie P says:

    Those ARE the cutest damn cows I have ever seen. Keep up the good work you guys! Hopefully I get to see you all soon.

  3. Jeanette says:

    I, too, LOVE that picture of the three of you – all involved in a beautiful project.

    Maybe that could be in your book, too!!

  4. Lauren C says:

    Oh boy! I feel for y’all if Henry ate a whole wheel of blue cheese. Bet that was a smelly tummy ache for sweet Henry! Can’t believe your busy winter is starting to wind down. Really looking forward to the book!

  5. Henry is the cutest!! My pup also dreams that she’ll one day get to eat all the food being photographed 😉

  6. Jean Husson says:

    I must be missing something, but those cute cows (and they are cute) look like steers to me. It also looks like one of the hens has an uncomfortable rump. Coming off a molt maybe? I do hope Henry makes the cover of the book. Take care.

    1. Andrea says:

      Jean, you aren’t missing anything!!! Those “cows” are indeed steers and over the winter there has been some major pecking happening in the chicken coop. All is good though—the animals all seem happy and the daylight hours are increasing which makes us all a little happier around the farm! xo

    2. Joan says:

      I love your blog and I love your pictures. Many years ago I lived up in the community of Mt Hood (near the country store) and I cannot begin to tell you the warmth and good memories your stories and pictures bring to me. Those were such happy happy years for me living near the slopes of Mt Hood. I cannot thank you enough Andrea for the delight you bring to me with each post along with your wonderful pictures and recipes. You’ve captured my heart!

  7. Nancy McKeever says:

    I am finally enjoying the pleasurable taste of your mushroom soup after putting three little grandchildren to bed this evening. Every one of your soup recipes that I have tried has been most enjoyable. I am in a gourmet cooking group and often share one of your recipes and my friends loved the beet butter on homemade crostini. I grew up on a farm in NC and reading your blog brings back wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing your story! Nancy

    1. Andrea says:

      This makes me so happy!!! Thank you for the lovely comment. Happy cooking. xo

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