The blog has been a bit quiet lately, mostly because I have been in San Francisco this past week for my best friend’s wedding, leaving Jesse all alone to man the farm. I feel completely blessed to have been able to fly across the country to visit the lady love of my life, and so thankful for my husband – allowing me to leave at such a busy time of the season! It was a much needed and very unexpected vacation, an amazing time spent with friends old and new. I am headed back to Bugtussle in the morning, eager to see Jesse and Wendell and our new baby chicks that just arrived! So, sorry for all the photos, and we will be back to our regularly scheduled farm posts after this brief Californian interruption.
Early morning flight.
The wedding was held at a Buddhist retreat center among the redwoods. So beautiful.
Sunday in Santa Cruz.
I was really, really excited about fresh avocados.
Jesse will be at the West Nashville Farmer’s Market tomorrow with Bugtussle Farm. I will be in San Francisco at my best friend’s wedding(!), but also sorry to be missing our first market. Be sure to stop by and say hello, and pick up some spring greens and eggs and maybe some goat cheese!
We write a lot on this blog about our neighbors at Bugtussle Farm… Eric, Cher, Ira, Opal, and Livi. But – believe it or not – they aren’t are only neighbors! Another sweet family lives right down the road – Lindsay, Darrin, and little Liberty. These are the kind folks who took care of our chickens all winter while we were in Nashville. On Tuesday, while in the midst of a tiresome drywall mudding session, Lindsay and Liberty stopped by the cabin with an amazingly precious gift – warm, freshly baked bread. It was our first housewarming present, and a lovely one at that. We had ourselves a simple dinner that night without having to fire up the stove and heat our already sweltering house. We are constantly in awe of the kindness and gracious giving of the locals of Bugtussle – always willing to lend a hand or bring by food or hay bales or rain barrels, even though their lives are as hard and often frugal as our own. So, thank you, dear neighbors, for the kindness! We can’t wait to get to know you better.