It has been hard to find time to send you all an update, I am so sorry! My work schedule has been completely hectic-I know it is so suprising. I have found it increasingly hard to balance my very full work schedule with my very full personal schedule. Each day brings new challenges to finding this balance, but working night shift definitely helps. I can sleep when I am dead right?
The Mother Earth News Fair was awesome. I had no idea it was going to be such a big deal. There were probably 10,000 people there and hundreds of vendors. Every hour there were ten different lectures or demonstrations going on. There was so much to learn.
I have always loved the city of Asheville. Not only is it a beautiful mountain city, but the people there are so open minded and appreciate natural, organic living. They also share the same values I do, and most of the folks up there are tattooed and you know how much I love body decorations!
My parents and I learned about organic gardening, herbal remedies for pain relief, raw milk harvesting and safety and so much more. It was great to walk around and be completely immersed in all of the farm fun.
My favorite parts of course were the animals. I got to pet llamas, that was first for me. They were shy guys, who according to their farmer, you grab them by the neck to capture them. The experience with them showed us how important it will be to get a baby llama (or two) so it can be completely comfortable with us since they have a tendency to be so shy.
We ate at several cutesy organic, local places and drove around downtown for a bit. Asheville is such a great town filled with farm, culture and life.
If you ever get a chance to go to one of the Mother Earth News Fairs, you absolutely should.
Our barn should be here in two weeks or less, we are so excited. Our builder is all set to go, he is just waiting on the materials to arrive.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I had to work, but did get to see my family before which was nice. Oliver got a few Easter treats…
And then was perfectly content.
I hope you all have had a chance to put in your spring gardens, what are you growing this year? I am finally getting a chance to put in my garden on Thursday!
Until next time…