Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fixed and Stuffed Like Fat, Happy Pigs

Good news! Big Berta is all better... the Ford dealership here in Brattleboro kicked ass and got her fixed in just a few hours time. It was a belt tensioner that had come loose causing the problem. Thanks to the dudes at Kruse-Ziffer Ford for getting the truck back to us super fast! We made the best of the extra day here in Vermont and spent some time next door at The Walker Farm carefully selecting some fabulous stuff for our dinner.

If you take the time to check out the link above (to their website and the history of the farm) you will see that The Walker Farm is a 200 year old family farm and is totally organic. It's absolutely beautiful and their cornfields are literally right outside the window of our campsite. They also bring in fresh produce from other local and organic farms to supplement their stock. We found goods from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, etc. It's all top notch stuff.

So we had a dinner comprised of all locally grown or produced foods. We ate three varieties of heirloom tomatoes, corn on the cob and sweet bell peppers from the farm. We had two kinds of locally produced cheese which came from The Taylor Farm and was deeee-liscious. Our bread came from The Red Hen Bakery in Duxbury. Sometimes the absolute best meals are the most simple ones. The tomatoes were the best either of us has ever eaten in our lives. Hands down.

After dinner we took our canine companion out for a much needed play date. He was wound up like a top and needed to run crazy for awhile.

So we will depart for New York and Seneca Lake tomorrow morning. We only lost one day so I can live with that. It could have been worse and we got to indulge in those tomatoes! Adios Vermont...

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