Monday, July 12, 2010

Vacation is Over

After three weeks in Wake Forest, North Carolina, we're home again.  We stayed at Turtle Mist Farm, a small farm that raises grass fed beef and lamb, as well as pastured laying hens, pigs, turkeys, and ducks.  The owners, Bob and Ginger Sykes, encouraged my 4 children to help out with some gardening and egg gathering which they (the kids) loved.

While we were there, Bob went and picked up some new pigs.  I can't remember the breed, but they are just adorable, as far as pigs go.  And they'll probably be quite tasty too. 

This is Stone, a Percheron that lives at the farm.  He's a retired draft horse, about 16 years old, if I remember correctly.  He is just about the most gentle and patient horse.  It was so hot down there that we didn't get a chance to ride, but hopefully we'll be able to make it back next year when the weather isn't quite so scorching.

We had such a wonderful time while we were there, and we were lucky enough to be able to try out some of the grass fed beef raised on the farm.  I've gotta tell you, I'm not much of a red meat kind of girl, but I do believe I have been converted.  I recommend that everyone take a trip out to the Wake Forest Farmer's Market and pick up some of the delicious beef to try for yourself.