- I’m discovering a lot of hidden treasures in our beautiful county. Bath County is a magical spot! Driving home yesterday from Ohio I stumbled upon this breathtaking waterfall. Now that I have time to wander around I’m learning so much about this area, so much history. I must admit I’m falling in love with this place. All it took was a trip out of Virginia where I was surrounded by strip malls and busy freeways. I could not wait to get home to flowing landscapes, quiet settings, our animals, wildlife, and trees. so many trees. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with strip malls, they are convenient indeed. But more and more these days I prefer living on land, feeling a part of it, basking in the quiet beauty that surrounds this farm. Things can get so quiet here, sometimes you feel like the animals and trees talk to you!!!!!! It’s true!
Yesterday Eric and Noah (Polyface interns) came over and took our hens and Jack, our guard dog for the winter. The farm feels different without our cackling girls! We’ve getting closer and closer to our winter siesta. I know MIchael is really looking forward to a few days off from the cows. He’s mastered the water lines here at Buxton Farm. They run steep and far into the woods. Once the cows leave we will shut down the water for winter which is a relief with freezing temperatures headed our way.
Last week I found time to can our parsnips and turnips. First time growing and canning these veggies for us. I look forward to including them in delicious homemade chicken soups this winter. Canning brings a satisfaction that runs deep! There’s nothing like including homegrown goodies in a recipe in the dead of winter.