Saturday, February 11, 2012 my case... very very Green:)

Hello my Darlin Dears, large meadow creatures who help me till my fields (I can't stop thinking of draft horses) & those Gnomes... who helped me harvest some carrots in the cold (kind of difficult when the soil is near frozen, but the soup was worth it!!:),

Well, we have been blessed with a irregular amount of sunshine and heat the last few months, & it turn, a few of Rodgers hives produced some amazing honey in what we like to call "The Green Valley"...a patch of thick green meadow grass, alfalfa & purple clover...& lots of other little daises & such:) We have been harvesting & spinning it the last couple of weeks:)

This is some of the honey lingering in my art studio:)

The last few days however have been a bit cold:)

Just yesterday I made a lovely Chicken noodle soup, & harvesting carrots is very difficult in the cold...the carrots have a tendency to stick in the ground, & if you pull to hard, you simply pull off the green portion, thus trapping your lovely home grown carrots in the cold frozen ground....but, I persisted and harvested about 15 full grown carrots that went into my Chicken Noodle Soup:) turned out lovely:) the chicken gave it's life for a good cause:) I gave some to the old men, some to my aunt & grandma across the pasture, another to the lovely Elizabeth & Meg at Cuppies & Joe (why..because they are simply great...& I love em!!) & I am saving one jar for a special person who shall not be named...

...& what a conincidence :)

I open up my e-mail to find a capture of the cover of a book I am going to be in, & it has a carrot on the front:)

...the book has lovingly been put into this world by the people at Greenhorns:) A society that I am proud to be a part of, & one that any young farmer can learn from:) Thanks Storey Publishing for putting out the book & all of you amazing editors...I am sure it was fun keeping track of so many contributors :)

The book is not out just yet, but I will be as sure as the morn to let you folks know when it tis:)

What I can tell you is that this book is a compiled gathering of Storeys and such, written by & for, other beginning farmers...heck..maybe even the old timers can learn a thing or two...I like to think I teach the old men something every time we get together for coffee or a whole-hearted breakfast:)

I am really excited today to be hanging around Cuppies & Joe from about 10a.m. till about 4p.m. (I will leave some items behind encase you arrive late) & then over to a farm gathering also in the big city:)

...I just really need to spend some time talking to other farmers my own age....ya know?:)

I wish you all a lovely weekend and I send a big kiss to each of your foreheads :)

Seed Catalogs, purple potatoes & future animals,

Yours Truly,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb


AnnieDrews said...

What a lovely image of the carrots and recipe! I can almost taste the soup!

Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb said...

Thank you dear:) I will post a recipie very soon:)