We just had a delightful guest: Bethany, one of our interns from last summer, was passing through the area and stayed over last night. We made supper comprised of salad from the greenhouse she helped build last fall, Vietnamese duck soup from one of the ducks she raised last summer, and a loaf of incredible chocolate-apricot sourdough bread she made. Bethany also presented us with her very first hand-woven basket.
The basket is made from red dogwood and green willow stems she cut from the camp she is working at near Lake Superior and is intended for collecting eggs. It is beautiful and was obviously made with love and we will treasure it!
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.