Things have been busy here on the farm lately – working on projects, a bit of traveling, and trying to get all of those appointments checked off the list while on summer break so as not to have to pull boys from school come autumn. The beautiful summer weather that Seattle enjoys each year has finally arrived, which I have decided that a.) it is better late than never, and; b.) better the cool gray weather that we have had than the heatwave that is smothering much of the rest of the country.
In the coming weeks handsome husband has a lot of traveling to do. While I don’t love when he is away, we try to be creative with our time while he is gone, doing silly or fun things that we wouldn’t normally do. For instance – did you know popcorn is a viable dinner option when one’s husband is away? Or that you can do breakfast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Or that a certain #4 loves to sleep with his mom when his dad is away?
So, in anticipation of not spending much time together for the next few weeks, we left the house early this morning and ventured out on “date day” – something I always love to do. First off, we stopped for a bite to eat and a latte. Then, we were off to my favorite farmer’s market in the University district. I think my husband is one of the most fun people to shop farmer’s markets with. He loves supporting local farmers and artisans and is far more frivolous when it comes to deciding what to buy. Let’s just say we have a lot of treats from our trip this morning~
This is definitely the best season to shop the farmer’s market. The booths are absolutely filled with the bounty that is available at our local farms. I love perusing all of the vendors and dreaming of all of the meals I could prepare with what is on hand. I feel like we eat much healthier this time of year as it is easy to find produce – not only your basic produce, but a wide variety of our everyday favorites. For example – a number of different legumes, various beets, and don’t even get me started on the wide range of tomatoes – especially those fabulous heirlooms!
The week ahead is sure to be as busy as the last, but I am looking forward to the rest of the weekend – especially tomorrow, and a very special pie making class that I am so very excited about! I will post on it this week as I know you will love it as much as I will!
Have a wonderful rest of your weekend mes amies,