I love to visit with my friend Janet at Stone Meadow Farm in Maryhill, Ontario. It's a short distance from my house, but with life being what it is, I don't get there often enough. Last week I was able to get out for tea with her and her sister Karen. A visit to the farm wouldn't be complete without and interrogation from the pygmy fainting goats. this one might be Zoe. There are two of them, and they aren't much more than knee high, but they do have sizable horns which they aren't shy about using. If you want to learn more about the farm, visit the blog, Seasonal Ontario Food and check out their article. Janet does have a facebook page of the farm.
My all time favourite activity at the farm is to collect eggs. Farm fresh, warm from under the birds, colourful, eggs. This is the late afternoon haul. The variety of colour and sizes are wonderful. The Easter Bunny couldn't leave a better assortment. These aren't the ones I brought home, I selected a few more of the blue/green eggs. It makes me smile when I reach into my fridge and pull out speckled or beautiful green eggs (no green ham mind you).
A walk down to the low level bridge on Thursday showed the rive in flood stage. It appears to be running over a foot higher than usual, and with the warm weather we are having, it's going to get worse before it gets better. Hopefully it won't flood the road at the far side of the bridge, but it was getting awfully close. We live at the high point in town, and it would take a flood of biblical proportions to reach us. I do extend best wishes and blessing of safety to those further down river.
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