Friday, August 31, 2007

Early dispatch from the farm

So, later today I'm off to the farm, where as far I can tell, we intend to eat a lot of good food and work to keep things alive.

I called T who, along with J, is already at the farm. The 7-acre sustainable farm. Morning chores had just been completed. I needed to check on what supplies to bring in from the grocery store, and to check on the kinds of cooking appliances we had available to us. The conversation became rather surreal right after I asked if there was an outdoor grill, and T went outside to look:

[Door opens and (I'm not making this up) a chicken clucks]
T: Well, there's not one in the back yard.
L: [laughing]
T: What? Can you hear the chicken?
L: Yes. You're on the FARM!
T: I know. Okay, no grill in the front yard. Let me look in the garage.
[Meow, meow]
T: Hi, barn kitty.
[Cluck, cluck, cluck]
T: Lawn mower, trash can, dog food. No grill.
L: Okay, well, we can fix the steaks indoors, but I was planning to cook corn on the cob in the husk on the grill. But, I can...oh, wait! They don't have a microwave do they?
T: NO! They're not going to put those microwaves through their healthy food!

So it goes.... Lessons in healthy, sustainable living for four city girls await!

I leave you, surrendering my need for the conveniences of the modern environmentally-unfriendly kitchen, for the comforts of chickens clucking, goats bleating, and cats meowing.

See you Monday!


jo(e) said...

I am praying hard for all those farm creatures.

The whole thing sounds like some kind of reality television show. You really need to get someone to get this on video ....

timna said...

Are you cooking in a fire pit? Or in a kitchen? or both? you're not cooking the farm animals, right?

Marie said...

I agree with joe(e). Sounds like a reality show. Can't wait to hear the updates.

Yankee T said...

I bet you had the most terrific time.

SassyFemme said...

Can't wait to hear how it went!

JM said...

so are all the animals ok?