Follow the Leader. . .
Hey, no cutting in line, Daphne.
A broken wheelbarrow makes a perfect donkey treat trough.
Speaking of eating, you know I always appreciate your feedback about this site, and I want to thank those of you who have recently taken the time to let me know that you miss the recipes that have been few and far between here lately. I miss them, too! I haven't stopped posting recipes; it's simply been a matter of time—or, more accurately, lack of time. I really love blogging, but I don't have as much time to devote to it as I would like.
I'm also very picky about the recipes I share here on Farmgirl Fare, only choosing the ones that I really love and that I know work. I usually test a recipe several times before publishing it, and once I've finalized it and taken photos, it then takes me at least another four to five hours to complete the actual post. I'm also just finally (hooves crossed!) getting over the cold/flu/whatever I've had since early December, which has put me even more behind than usual with pretty much everything.
Right now I probably have 20 recipes in various stages of completion (from Confetti Egg Salad and homemade Italian sausage to Raspberry Almond Crumble Bars and Meyer Lemon Scones),
and every few days I plan to finish one. (February 2011 update: Woohoo! all those recipes are finally up!) Then something—or, more likely, four or five somethings—comes up, and before I know it, it's 9 or 10pm and I'm thinking, Well, I can at least put up a dose of cute, because they only take an hour or two.
I know from your feedback (thank you!) that the Daily Doses of Cute (which aren't quite daily these days but hopefully will be again soon) are extremely popular, and that many of you stop by each day looking for a new one.
This of course means that the number of non-recipe posts far outweighs the number of recipe posts. But what's going through my mind during those late night blogging sessions is that another cute post is definitely better than no post.
That said, now that the most labor intensive part of lambing season is mostly over (though now we're dealing with a nasty viral outbreak that keeps spreading), I'm looking forward to having a chance to focus on the food portion of this food and farm blog, so I do hope you'll stick around.
In the meantime, I'd love to know what you enjoy most (and least) about Farmgirl Fare, so please keep that feedback coming. Just leave a comment in any post or e-mail me: farmgirlfare AT gmail DOT com.
I'm also working on a Farmgirl Fare recipe index, but for now you can find links to all of my Less Fuss, More Flavor recipes in the right hand sidebar under 'Previous Posts: Food Stuff w/ Recipes.' And here are a few to inspire you:
Most popular recipes:
Quick Savory Cheese and Scallion Scones (no butter to cut in!)
Moist and Delicious 100% Whole Grain Bran Muffins (several variations)
No Sugar, Salsa-Like Green Tomato Relish (a great way to use up those end of the gardening season green tomatoes)
© Copyright 2010 FarmgirlFare.com, the softly muted (except for the braying donkeys and the crowing roosters of course) foodie farm blog where these photos were taken in mid-March—and what a difference a month makes! Everything in that field The Donkettes are in is now greening up and leafing out. And yes, in that second photo little Evie is indeed kicking her mother in the chest.