|Evening sky from the cab of the tractor|
|The Farmer (Joe) checking the|
wheat the day before harvest is set to begin
|The farmer's big boy toys, it takes a lot of equipment|
to feed America
|Spring work in 2010, getting ready to seed wheat|
I went on to tell Jen about our Dinner on the Farm series and invited her and her production crew to come out during one of our dinners or really anytime for that matter. So Jen if you are reading this, you have an open invitation to our farm and our life on the farm. =) The Food Network is on the right track with their 3 part segment and I can't wait to see it.
|Dinner menu for Dinner on the Farm|
|The Farmer (Joe to the left) and guests in our garbanzo field|
|Guests looking over some of|
the equipment that farmers need
A day or two before my call with The Food Network, I was reading Country Living magazine that had a whole section about “haycations” and the fact that families will spend big bucks to spend a weekend on the farm learning where food comes from. I also read with interest in Sunset magazine about people taking “veggie vacations” where one herb-farm has guests work in the kitchen garden and on the farm, then it ends with a nine course meal. The rest of the article talked about how a new generation of people are getting into making their own jams/jellies and having chicken coops in their backyards.
The Farmer and I think this is wonderful and are excited to see more people start their own urban gardens and have chicken coops in their backyards, as it gives them a glimpse of what full time farmers do only on a larger scale. They will get to experience first hand the ups and downs of raising crops and animals. So hats off to the segment of people who are striving to get back to their agriculture roots by either taking farm vacations and learning about where their food comes from, or by raising poultry and/or urban gardens.
As always, hope you enjoyed the blog and feel free to email me at idahofarmwife.@gmail.com