Good Morning, Susan ! I check your site every day and I am always keen on your photos. They are so inspiring and look so romantic - though I can understand that your work, especially at this time of the year, is not romantic at all... Thank you answering to my last comment, I will browse - rather READ - your foodie memories in the evening.If you don't mind I would like to paste your answer to my comments, because I think what you have written about lard might be an interesting information for many of readers ! Have a really good day, angelika - and gino, of course
The first time I came to America I stayed with a host family on a farm in IOWA. Still to this date people will ask me "What's in IOWA??, to which I always answer that's impossible to explain in a few words. Your lovely pictures just remind me of my lovely stay in IOWA, experiencing the change of seasons on a farm... witnessing the birth and growth of the black-headed sheep and waking up to the smell and taste of a fresh batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies. Thank you for sharing.
I so want a sheep hug!!!!!!
I have to wonder how he got the name "Big Chip."Pablowww.roundrockjournal.com
Hi Angelika,Thanks for all the kind words. And sure, help yourself to my lard comment. I think it's so funny that lard has become such a chic ingredient in so many trendy restaurants lately.Hi Shakthi,Well, you're one up on me. It's right above Missouri, but I still haven't made it up to Iowa yet. One of these days. . .Sounds like you had a wonderful experience there. Glad I can help bring back some of your memories--without having to do any chores! : ) Oh Clare,I know what would happen. One hug from Big Chip and you'd be trying to sneak a sheep into your downtown apartment in Sydney. Now what would little kitty Kiri say about that? (Not to mention Casey!) : )Hi Pablo,Wonder no more! Just click under the photo where it says "Big Chip" or click here and read the first few paragraphs.
I want a sheep hug too ! Big Chip is adorable.
You need to experience a Kiri hug so I dont feel so jealous.....
January 2013 update: I know word verification is a big pain, but it's the only way I can stop the ridiculous number of anonymous spam comments I get every day. I don't want to require commenters to be registered Blogger or Open ID users because I know many of you aren't. Thanks so much for your understanding!Hi! Thanks for visiting Farmgirl Fare and taking the time to write. While I'm not always able to reply to every comment, I receive and enjoy reading them all.Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and I especially love hearing about your experiences with my recipes. Comments on older posts are always welcome!Please note that I moderate comments, so if I'm away from the computer it may be a while before yours appears.I try my best to answer all questions, though sometimes it takes me a few days. And sometimes, I'm sorry to say, they fall through the cracks, and for that I sincerely apologize.If you're waiting for a reply to your comment and have a Blogger profile (it's free to create one) you can click on the SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL link that will show up below and receive all follow up comments to just this specific post via email.I look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy your e-visits to our farm!