I’m so invigorated today! Next person that asks me how I’m doing today, I’m going to energetically reply, “Invigorated!” I wonder if that’ll elicit anything other than the normal autopilot response, “Good.” Doesn’t matter; I’m too invigorated to care.
Why so charged up, you ask? Well, there’s been lots of exciting stuff happening. First, we got snow! Might sound silly, but boy, was I ever missing having snow around! I finally had two or three inches to call my very own, if only for a few days, and it made me very happy. I got to spend Saturday crunching through the virgin whiteness of the snow covered fields at the farm, snapping pictures and sucking down the cold clear air. Take a look at this funky “old movie” slideshow or just click “View all images” to get a more straightforward look at snowy Weavers Way Farm.
Then, right after indulging my sense in the snowy outdoors, I took a trip over to the greenhouse to see how the seeds we planted 10 days ago were doing and give them a little pep talk (and some water). What a world of difference it was from the white emptiness of the February fields! The greenhouse was a riot of growth wrapped in steamy warmth and heady scents of rich soil fueling the birth of so many gorgeous little plant babies. I nearly cried! These little guys are just so cute and full of promise for the coming season. Here’s my favorite picture followed by a slide show of the others.
Already on such a high, I’ve now nearly rocketed out of invigorated orbit with anticipation for my trip to Portugal this week! I leave on Wednesday with Taylor, who’ll be my partner in crime for the first week of prowling around Lisbon, Sintra, Leiria, and Porto. And then I’ll be retreating to (what I hope is) a lovely little old-world cottage in the remote northern part of the country to relax for another week, sipping lots of port wine and exploring rural farming practices while hiking along ancient footpaths. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?
I hope none of you will be too disappointed with me when I get back and turn this food blog into a travel blog for a few days as I’m no doubt going to have lots of photos and stories to share. In the meantime, I’ve cobbled together several posts that will pop up automatically while I’m away so you won’t be left without fresh reading material for too long.
So I wonder how big the little plant babies will be by the time I get back? It’ll nearly be spring!! Now that’s an invigorating thought!