Although we at present have not YET manifested a farm life of our own, we are fortunate
to have wonderful farm friends and every week we spend a day on the farm.
It is wonderful for the children to connect in a more personal way to where our foods come from. We have often taken part in the milking process, the children too have milked ( a little), and we have brought the milk home still warm.
For me, once you have experienced raw milk there is no going back.
I feel blessed that the children
have such a close connection to the cows that provide them with milk and yoghurt.
Quick stop at the outhouse...
and on to gather greens and strawberries
And finally the eggs.
The children were there when the baby chicks were brought to the farm, and have helped care for them. Before the frogs, the chickens were Kaleena's favorite and
she would spend most of her time on the farm with them.
I find it helps them not take the food they eat for granted, they have an experience of the process that happens in order to bring the food to their table..
then again, what do I know
And at the end of the day...
Such color, kale, lettuce, herbs and strawberries...
fresh milk and eggs. All freshly picked and gathered.
With love and gratitude