Sunday, May 8, 2011

Not the First Farmers' Market of the Season

It was my intention to post on the first farmers' market of the season, which was a week earlier this year. However, a trip to DC and a couple of days of service to one of those three letter Government agencies (where photographs were definitely not allowed) got in the way. So, first, here are some generic tourist pictures to share.
Union Station

Almost Trees

Farm Animals and the White House.

A Good View

This is for one reader in particular.  She knows who she is.

However, we did get over to one of the farms the day after the trip.

The farm entrance

Composting leaves

The farmhouse is well positioned to catch the ocean breezes.

I took a turn at weeding.

So wonderful to have fresh greens again.

Growing organic tomatoes, as much Bauhaus as Eliot Coleman.


Raulston said...

Due to acamedic pursuites I do not get to see nearly the E. Coast sencenry that I should but those of us still in school can live vicaiously through you. I know that you stated you travel by train quite often (as do I)and you put very few miles on the wagon so my questions is do you ever fly to the city or is it mostly by train? In m case other than long trips the train is my usual route of travel.

Raulston said...

"terrible spelling done via-phone"

Muffy Aldrich said...

@Raulston - I love trains and hate flying, so...!

Susan R said...

Now that's my kind of farm. As far as I'm concerned, there isn't a garden big enough for my liking, however, I could be quite content with a small farm.
I'm trying my hand at 100% organic gardening this year. It will be interesting to see the results soon.
Love the photos of the horses of course.

Christina said...

DAR! I love it! (even though you didn't mean this particular reader, I'm still glad to see it =)

Preppy 101 said...

Your posts are pure joy on so many levels. Happy Mother's Day. xoxo

HHH said...

Happy Mother's Day, old girl and thanks for the nod. Loved those pictures. Are you weeding with your sister? Your profiles are identical.

Kathie Truitt said...

Hmmm...I am obsessed with my DAR - but not sure if you knew that so it probably wasn't meant for me, but still happy to see the picture!! I stop in at least two or three times a month to shop in the gift shop!

j.mosby said...


Wish I knew you were in DC! Where was the farm visit located? said...

So glad you ventured to my hometown. I trust that you've been received well. Great post and look forward to more organic farming/garden posts.

Muffy Aldrich said...

@Susan R - I agree with both and I always overshoot when it comes to garden size.

@Christina - I think it will resonate with many readers!

@Preppy 101 - You are far too kind. I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day as well.

@HHH - Thank you and no, she is not my sister, although she would make a fabulous one!

Muffy Aldrich said...

@Kathie - I remember you mentioned that your mother was quite the expert. I envy your ability to frequent their gift shop.

@j.mosby - Next time!

@preppytimes - Love D.C.. Just never seem to have enough time there.