Sunday, July 27, 2014

County Fair

Well today was the closing day of our county fair.  The kids work all year preparing their animals to show at the fair.  It is a tiring week for the parents, who work food stands, t shirt booths and endlessly trim and prep with the children and the animals.  The kids show all day and enjoy the fair all night.
As I sit here totally exhausted I listen to the kids talking about how next year they will win a higher ribbon or try to show a different animal.
The life of a farm kid !!!!  Thrilling and exhausting !!!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tomatoes are finally here !!!!

WOW !!!!

Summer has been slow to start this year at the farm.  We are usually flush with tomatoes by now and this year we have just started to pick them.  They are coming out slowly but it looks like we will pick them this week.
What to do with your tomatoes once we get them ??  I know the classic tomato sandwich is the first thing to come to mind but here is one way we like them here at the farm.

Tomato Salad

Simplest Italian Tomato Salad

Mix all together and refrigerate for several hours before serving.