Ahhhh. Finally, a getaway with my hubby. Only two nights.  Much thanks to Shane’s Aunt Kathy for staying with Mrs. P and to my sister and Shane’s helper David for taking care of the animals and plants.

On vacay I had my share of fried fish, hushpuppies, ice cream and pina coladas, and now I suffer the consequences. It’s amazing how fast inflammation sets in, just a couple days of an unhealthy diet and all my joints and muscles are hurting and creaky and I feel a million years old with no energy so I’m sorta glad I didn’t have much to pick today.  Thank goodness our bodies are able to heal themselves so quickly if we give them what they need to do it, and I’ll be good as new in a couple days.

So now back to reality, I just spent the past two hours sitting with one of the horses that was choking. With 5 horses in their mid 20s, it happens. Still scary though. He went back to grazing but I’m suspicious that he’s just chewing it up and letting it fall out because he’s hungry and tired of just standing there while everybody else eats. Sigh.

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market on Saturday —

Veggies: Baby yellow ginger; German Butterball, Carola and fingerling potatoes; red onions & the last of the sweet onions (will start bringing white onions next week) ; garlic; wheat berries; sweet peppers & jalepenos; eggplant.

The chef from Heirloom has been buying the wheat berries and I asked him what he’s making, he said a take on risotto! Chefs are so creative.

And our Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Grassfed Angus beef – Beef Andouille sausage, sliced pastrami, hot dogs, corned beef and bologna all made from our Angus beef with no added nitrates or nitrites.  Ground beef, stew meat,   cube steak, oso bucco, liver, soup bones, bone-in chuck, sirloin tip roast, eye of round, sirloin steaks, NY Strips, ribeyes.


Peanuts soon! Maybe we can take some up next week, or the next. It’s a bit early but I’m impatient.