Saturday, June 8, 2013

It's baaaaaaccckkk...

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to go in town for the weekly Farmer's Market. We pass the time wandering around, taste testing treats, people watching and usually end the trip (after getting our shopping list completed) with a meal from local vendors.

Last year we got hooked on locally raised, grass fed, hormone/antibiotic free beef from Brothers Beef. There is absolutely no comparison to store bought beef. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Unfortunately, their season last year was hindered by the awful dry spell, so I failed to get the freezer stocked. That will not happen this year. A hefty purchase was made today to start the beef hoarding.

I picked up some perennials for a few of my flower beds along with some fresh baby lettuces and a new to me purchase. Rhubarb. I'm planning on making a rhubarb pie or something. Not sure yet, but what the heck, I'll give it a whirl. Another new item we are trying is Hickory Nut Syrup...oooooh Lordy is that tasty. Of course, now I'm on a quest for recipes to make my own since there is a hickory tree in my front yard. We shall see how that turns out.

The weekly excursion would not be complete without a Lemonade Shake Up and a bunch of pretty cut flowers for my kitchen counter. Don't know what it's like where you are, but here it is a pretty day, so my sweetie and I are outta here to work in the garden weeding and doing some more planting. Per his request, I will be a good girl and wear my big garden hat. Y'all have a great Saturday!!


  1. Really! I wish I were there. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the fact that you just used the term beef hoarding. It must be so different from the meat that we buy in the store. I would love to know if you were successful in your syrup making adventures. The flowers are beautiful.

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    1. Have not made the syrup yet, but have found several sources for instructions. It appears to be pretty straightforward. In the meantime, we will be gathering the loose pieces of bark...the extract comes from the bark, not a tapped syrup.



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