Saturday, February 18, 2012

Coral Tree Farm and Nursery

Come on!
And I wave you in, inviting you to join us.
We're going some place new.
New to us. A farm, in the city.

You might not ever guess where.
It's late Saturday morning, the sun is shining, and we are thinking of lunch...
let's see what inspires us in the gardens at Coral Tree Farm!

A hidden oasis!

Twenty foot long, raised beds!

Friendly hosts!

Fresh eggs, of every color!

Lovely hens and a surprise duck!

Geoff's inspired already, "I'm getting big, fat hens," he declares.

Maria wants to try it all: guavas, peas, green eggs, beets, carrots!

My favorite juice: beets, carrots, apples, ginger and lime.

We have some at home, but who can resist these beauties?
Chile rellenos, anyone?

By next week there will be baby goats, too. Cabbages, kids, sunshine... beautiful signs of the spring that's coming!

Beet bed, and pretty, ceramic garden markers. Nice touches everywhere.

The cool season veggies are thriving.

We could do this... keep goats.
"Vegetarian dogs," I explain to Geoff.

They appreciate the garden leftovers.

We're all having a good time.

Thank you for coming along with us.

And thank you to the sweet people and farm animals we met today at Coral Tree Farm.


Janece said...

Every last bit of this post makes my heart swim in joy and delight. The vegetables are amazing! They feel nutritious to me - even just seeing them. And goats, how I love goats! Some of my earliest playmates were goats!

Amira and I are hoping we can schedule a joint visit back to Coral Tree Farm once we land!

Anonymous said...

What a great setup they have! I would love to add goats to my chickens and raised garden beds. I think backyard farming is the best, most fun thing I've ever done and your post inspired me so much.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

I certainly thought of your family when we walked into this hidden oasis, and I will be delighted to return with you... soon!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

I am inspired, too! They are doing a lot, and I love that they manage to do it without making it look fussy and improbable.

Kim said...

That is so cool! Drooling over the eggs, of course, but also all those fresh veggies. And GUAVAS, did you say? Really? I'd thought they were only a tropical fruit. I will have to try that juice mix of yours sometime, sounds ono! Your family is awesome, thanks for sharing the cool outing.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Kim! It smells like Hawaii!! I didn't think we could grow guavas here, but now I am making plans!

Kara said...

Amazing! Also, after a weekend of thinking that my garden was as full of veggies (or planned veggie space) as it can get, I actually had a panic looking at these photos.... I need more cabbage! I need 20 foot beds!!! And I definitely need goats, but I knew that already. :) Such beautiful produce. I'm jealous!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

We went back, today!
I get newly inspired with each visit.
Don't panic.