Monday, March 26, 2012

Oh how I love sunny weekends

The Rae Clan headed out to Guemes Island for a much needed mini vacation and we had a great time. I had a small amount of "garden guilt" as we loaded onto the ferry, the weather was amazing! How was I leaving the garden in it's messy, needy spring state for three days?
I pretty quickly got over it. We stayed at the Guemes Island Resort, which is on the beach, and spent the weekend playing on the beach, taking mini hikes, harvesting and eating copious amounts of wild nettles, throwing sticks for Maddie, reading, napping, and eating. It was great.

We stopped in Edison on the way home for snacks (okay, we stopped in Edison on the way to and from Guemes Island). We couldn't pass up Bread Farm and Farm to Market Bakery. No, not even once. How is it possible that such a small town has two of the best bakeries I have ever been too? And they have Slough Foods? I really love Edison.
So, we took our bounty (Allium bread, fresh local Chevre, and a pear danish) and headed to Maria and Dennis's new farm in Alger. We met the new chicks (all 35 of them), Ian helped Maria fire up the tractor for the first time and we wandered around the property talking about what critters would live where, someday.
It was a great, relaxing weekend. Pretty much exactly what we needed.

1 comment:

  1. I am always impressed with how beauitful your pictures are! I love Abel's little "rain suit" it looks so comfy and he looks so content! What a great weekend!