Monday, December 12, 2011

Farm Breakfast

Good morning.
Winter has arrived full force on the farm.
Our days are blustery cold and clear...
our nights even colder.

A fire in the fireplace keeps the farmhouse toasty and inviting...
a welcomed retreat from the chill of outdoor chores.

I wanted to take a moment to share a farm tradition with you.
Traditions are important.
They are the foundation of wonderful family memories.
Over the past couple of years, we have carried on our tradition of
family farm breakfast every Sunday morning at 9 AM.
Family and guests are treated to a scrumptious (usually homegrown) feast.

We sit around the table filling ourselves with farm fresh eggs, or omelets, 

hotcakes, French toast, or Belgian waffles,

fresh fruit,
fried potatoes and sweet potatoes.

We share farm stories and tales of the preceding week...
filling the dining room with laughter.

It is a treat we all look forward to,
and one I hope will be a cherished memory to family and friends
long after we are gone.
It's a tradition, and a good one.
So, if you ever find yourself in our neck of the woods on any given Sunday morning...
join us for farm breakfast!
We always say...."the more the merrier!"

Sunday is usually a day spent with family.
Walks in the woods with the dogs,

or walks with the pigs,

and time spent with the animals is usually a big part of our day.

Yesterday, Andy (our 27 year old "wannabe" chef) treated us to an early supper
 of homemade stromboli.

I made homemade mozzarella cheese...

which Andy added to wonderful Italian meats and dough.

The end result....
scrumptious, mouth watering stromboli!

Another corner of the kitchen was occupied by Amanda and royal icing...
Christmas cookie time!

We had a great family day with wonderful meals.
A day rated F+....
family, food, fellowship, fun...

Here's a look ahead at tomorrow's post....
"What to do when your pigs enter the terrible twos."

Stay tuned!


  1. What a fantstic way to spend Sundays ! Loved your photos , your house is beautiful and the food looks so YUMMY ! Have a wonderful day !

  2. Good Morning Bev!
    What a wonderful family tradition you have...I just wish my family lived closer. Oh goodness fresh Mozzarella cheese in home made Stromboli's YUMMY!!! Oooo I bet those cookies turned out could then not when the cook wears such a pretty apron. One of yours? What a great way to spend the day...thanks for sharing this with us. Can't wait to see what your next post is ;)
    Maura :)

  3. You are lucky to have this tradition. So many families live miles apart and don't have the opportunity any longer to practice any family traditions. I'm a bit envious. :-)

  4. This is such a wonderful family many don't even eat meals together at a table anymore! Love the whole day...spent on a beautiful farm with great family!

  5. Oh don't worry, if I'm remotely close on Sunday morning I'll find a way to be at the table. That breakfast looks absolutely yummy! What a great tradition in this day and age when making time for each other is slipping away. I'll stay tune for antics of 2 year old's, humm.

  6. That breakfast sounds so good! My hubby likes to cook for me on weekend mornings. I love it!

  7. And a good time was had by all..breakfast looks wonderful too..You guys sure eat well :)

  8. Beautiful traditions! It sounds like a perfect Sunday.

  9. What a wonderful tradition, and how nice to have so many cooks in the family. Your home is just lovely, a bit of heaven on earth. I do have to ask, how does a farm gal maintain such perfectly manicured hands? Cannot wait to hear about those sweet little Verde Farm piggies! Blessings from Maine, Julie.

  10. Hah! Funny....Julie. Those nails were freshly done the night before for a Christmas party....mostly to cover the dirt beneath them!! By Monday, the polish was worn off and ugly. Usually I don't bother to do nails....but for a special party....I do them just before walking out the door.


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