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    7am feed the chickens, and water my garden, take the dog on our walk
    8am "faire les courses" i.e. forage and collect food for todays meals and give away excess veg to neighbors
    9am back home to prep and the family wakes up

    todays menu:

    baked fish with rhubarb sweet onion buerre blanc sauce
    roasted beets with blue cheese and balsamic vinegar and raw sliced black radish with salt
    blackberry cobbler with homemade vanilla fro-yo

    also making:
    elderberry honey jam (for us and for trades) and Popsicles for us and neighbors
    rhubarb compote for snacktime

    corn on the cob
    fried beet greens
    tomato and onion and basil salad
    zucchini and walnut bread

    1. hollybairy 32 months ago | reply

      Your menu sounds WONDERFUL!

    2. JimReeves 32 months ago | reply

      Its so nice to be engaged in the morning...... nothing like being close to mother earth.

    3. W i l d e r n e s s g a l [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      Early morning ='s a fav time for me as well. I love milking the goat's in the cool of the morn... listening to each squirt fill my bucket. It's such an inspiring time, as I find that I come up with some of my best ideas during these moments : )

    4. Caterina B 32 months ago | reply

      Wow! You really must be a traditional French housewife with all the cooking you do. know and I know that soon, or maybe not soon, we will all need to be able to do that much cooking if we want to EAT decent food. I also do most of the cooking from scratch, but each day I only have a sort of loose idea of what I will prepare for dinner .I usually try to make something that will afford at least another dinner a couple of days later and certainly a lunch of leftovers for hubby to take to work. What we eat is somewhat dictated by what's in the garden, but compared to your garden, it isn't very much! I know that your menus are pretty much planned around what is ready to harvest and what you forage and my goodness, that is how it should be. Good for you! Yummy!

    5. Michelle | Give a Girl a Fig 32 months ago | reply

      I just realized how hungry I am...!!

    6. These Days in French Life 32 months ago | reply

      i usually think of the menu as i am picking, kind of like the plants telling me what to make with it. i had some extra fish for dinner which was great because amaya asked over a friend for dinner and so they both got a portion of steamed fish with their veggies

      i miss that sound of the milk hitting the milkcan, i can hear it now. i miss those quiet times with my goats too and the connection with thousands of generations of women before me that also milked their goats each morning. i felt like i could hear their words in my ears. i'll get there again, i know the way

    7. moon rose 32 months ago | reply

      Sounds amazing!

    8. LivingDreams 32 months ago | reply

      This sounds delicious and you are simply amazing!

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