Welcome to the launch of a new series – The Vicarious Farmer. It’s a bite-size serving of farmdom, featuring a fresh photo from the Acres and a pocket full of words to ruminate on. Five Green Acres Lite, if you will, or a little farm meditation.
The Vicarious Farmer is you. Imagine yourself perched on my shoulder for a snapshot of the day-to-day goings-on of this little farmette.
Shall we begin?
Fresh-from-the-garden-peas are precious. So little yield from such picked bulk – it makes it seem gluttonous or wasteful to not also eat the pods. But this year, to celebrate my first-ever successful crop of peas, I embraced the luxury of stand-alone peas. Lightly dressed in butter and salt – oh how they shined without the muffling of the pods. Those we threw to the chickens, so we’ll eat them after all – all winter long.