It's getting to us, this life in the country. If only our responsiblities weren't calling us back to the city, I think we'd be up here a lot more. But we're certainly hooked now. We've decided to call this our second home and started the search for a little slice here.
We're not sure what we'll end up with, our minds are open to the possibilities. We spent the last two days on farms, we even ate dinner outside at my favorite, Soul Food Farm.
For over a year, I've been treking across town once a month to pick up my chicken and eggs from their CSA. It has been oh so worth it. The most beautiful orange yolks. Even Alice Waters buys her eggs from them and encouraged them to start raising meat birds.
Their story sounds enticing, buying the property out of love and just hoping to grow olives or lavender. And look what happened to them.
Yesterday we visited another of my favorite spots, Oak Hill Farm in Glen Ellen to buy vegetables for dinner.
I read this book last year that wet my appetite for more. It did not disappoint. The staff inside the barn even wrapped up a little bouquet for Zoe and said they had to do it, they were so charmed by her swirling and dancing.
To top off a perfect weekend, we biked over to an open house yesterday and fell in love with the garden already set up for growing food.
They even made a canning room they grew so much food in it. On top of that, it had a separate 800 square foot artist's studio adjacent. It wasn't an ideal location though adjacent to a school and a graveyard. I think we'll be patient. This one sure was enticing though. What do you think?