Wednesday, November 2, 2011

farmer's market

The Farmer's Market

 Most Saturdays, I can barely get set up and situated before business starts and I never do have time to take some pictures.   But this last Saturday, that was not the case.  It was freezing.  Literally.  I nearly died.  Well, not really.   But it was truly, painfully cold.  It snowed from time to time.  And aside from a few die hard fans, there was really no traffic.  This left me some time to chat with the other ladies, drink about 32-48 oz. of hazelnut red-eyes, take some pics, and freeze to death. 

Connor and Elliot have been a big help to me this season.  There's not necessarily alot to do during market, but there is plenty of loading and unloading at the start and finish of the day.  And they make my coffee run(s), which makes them therefore priceless.

Oh the beauty.  The beauty!  It's good for the body, and the soul.

Radishes, beets, sweet peppers, daikon radishes, watermelon radishes...

Three types of kale, and collard greens...

two turnip varieties, rainbow chard back there...

more chard, mustard greens, three cabbage varietes, and (sigh) kohlrabi.  Which may possibly be my favorite food of all time.  Ever.  Always.  Always and forever.  I heart you, kohlrabi, I really do. 

It was snowing just then, but you can't really tell. 

The other vendors...

 Normally, there is a full pavilion of vendors, but most people valued their lives and sanity on this particular week and stayed the fire..with coffee....and a book....and perhaps knitting.  And did I mention warmth?  And health?  And sanity?  Ok.  I did. 
If you came out last week, thank you!!  And we have extended the market, so I will be back for the first three Saturdays in November.  (Hopefully, under less life-threatening weather conditions.)  We still have plenty of produce, and even a few more things that are laughing frost in the face.  So, Floydians, come out!! 

buffalo mountain hike

Sooooo, I'm not going to make excuses or try to play catch up.  I'm just going to dive right back in.  And hopefully actually truly really keep up with it.  :)

Buffalo Mountain hike
with our homeschool co-op.  and some daddies.  ;)

This is the view of Buffalo Mountain from a distance...
And this is the view from the top...

 My guys!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

summer is for....


stripping old things
 starting fresh things

birthday cake

wild berries

 birthday fireworks.  (um, they were for me....right?)

 more wild berries
knitting little socks

and yet more wild berries

 apples, picked with friends.  (they taste better)
 seeding flats
 cicada forts
 can't. stop. reading.
 small hands knitting
 the berry king

Saturday, May 7, 2011

a spring day

Had a spontaneous photo shoot the other day.  We were lying in the grass and enjoying the sunshine, and I had only my phone to take these pics.  I hope you feel the warmth.

Flying on my knees.

Fresh mint for tea!

Dandelion seed showers

One of my all-time favorite pictures.  As my dear friend put it: Beautiful sunshine, beautiful laundry, beautiful girls.  :)

Don't you love it when toddlers cut their bangs?  I sure do.....not.  She's lucky she has such a cute face. 

I am one blessed mother, am I not?  A happy Mother's Day to all you mamas and mamas at heart out there.  Grace and peace to you.