|The boyfriend + I posing on a 1950's John Deere tractor at my family's ranch. Yeehaw!|
|Spring harvest morning at Earthly Delights Farm|
My blog left off as I was preparing for my internship at Earthly Delights Farm, full of excitement for the arrival of spring and all that life had in store for me. Spring has been a wild ride of storms and sunshine, wind and ninety degree heat but the plants are growing and I can't complain about that! I've fallen for my Farm Crew and from the energy and inspiration I gain from them and within myself I've been developing fruitful relationships and building valuable projects. My, how quickly my agenda has filled up and my priorities have been put in order.
My Farm Crew is made up of a group of amazing individuals who for the most part agree on all of the issues and understand that when you have talent or drive, you must use it and encourage this in others. We started out as six and just recently said goodbye to a one of the members as he, in true Crew fashion, left to support his loved one as she moved out-of-state for a new job. He'll always be a part of us as his energy is still felt on the farm. We have pulled together to find the strength he once provided and have become even closer as we each become more crucial to our smaller group. We're down to one awesome guy, who has all of the skill and more to become Boise's new all-around "It Green Guy." As I mentioned in the last post you should read his blog here - you won't be disappointed when you enter his amazing mind filled with interesting thoughts and noteworthy points. He's mega smart and will put his words into action anytime, anywhere. I see him being a big deal here in the rise of Boise's sustainable scene. Got to give it up to Anton Filicetti!
|2012 Earthly Delights Farm Crew + Brew|
|Lunchtime + Discussion out of the elements|
|My Farm Crew w/ loved ones (MIA is Mae + Em) showing support for my First Thursday event at The Press|
|Hand-painted by yours truly!|
We often lose track of who we truly are, what our passions are and what we believe in. A good support system will not let this happen. They will push and encourage you to do what they can see is a part of you. I have found my Farm Crew, my boyfriend, a few of my close friends and my family to be just what I need - nothing less, but often times more. To them and anyone else that inspires, motivates and cheers on the dreams and ideas of others, I say thank you! May we all learn from another and make things happen!
Anton's "Bomb" Root Veggie Salad (or how I remembered it!)
+ any other root veggie desired
1. Cut up the root veggies
2. Bake at 420 degrees with oil, garlic + herbs - such as rosemary, basil or sage until tender
3. Place root veggies over a salad - Earthly Delight's arugula, spinach, red giant mustard greens
4. Add balsamic vinegar a squeeze of lime + enjoy!
|My babies! My lettuce crop: Drunken Woman Frizzy Headed Lettuce|