Saturday, August 18, 2012

Summer Time, and the Livin' is Easy

Harvesting Fresh Veggies from our Garden
Simply Chicks has been on hiatus pretty much for the whole summer. With camps, prepping son one for college, and busy-ness over at the Farm, there hasn't been much time for blogging.

After hearing complaints from some friends that we have been on way-too-long of a break, I thought I'd throw up some pics of our highlights this summer for your viewing pleasure.

Teaching the Junior Farmer Camp
with Carrie at Wakeman Town Farm



Above is a pic of our carrot harvest this spring, along with snow peas. The garden went a little wild this summer thanks to my neglect and Brie being away at camp, so now it looks more like a jungle. At least for the spring it looked good. And we do have an abundance of tomatoes, squash, peppers and herbs to reward us for our earlier efforts this year.

And here to the right is a nice photo of Carrie teaching our Junior Farmers how to construct a cucumber "teepee" for the plants to climb on. Very cool, indeed.

Guests at the Family Fun Day Get Friendly
with Nugget, a Silkie Bantam
Our Family Fun Day at Wakeman Town Farm was a huge hit, with over 500 guests strolling the grounds on that sunny summer day.

We had goats, face painting, pony rides, food trucks, you name it, we had it. Folks came from all around town to step back in time, get a taste of farm life and learn more about sustainable practices.

Visiting Goats at the Farm
We're hoping to have our own next year!
Betsy, a resident artist, really outdid herself
 as face painter extraordinaire!
Maranda & Buster
Struttin' their Stuff at Wakeman Town Farm
Believe it or not, that's all I have in the way of pics for Simply Chicks this summer.

Brie and I hope you've had as fun and relaxing a summer as we have, and good luck getting settled back in to the new school year over the next couple of weeks!