Monday, May 30, 2011

Meat, glorious meat!

Hello, Keith here. I made the mistake of watching the documentary Food, inc. on Netflix. What an eye opener! I knew that the meat processing industry was pretty gross, but this really made me sick. I have had the hardest time ordering food with meat in it ever since. Candice the vegetarian looks at me with a smug little smile and rubs it in my face. I am not opposed to eating meat, it is just the way it is being produced that is grossing me out. I decided to find a place to buy some real meat until we can raise our own. We stumbled on a little family farm in West Jordan. They raise grass fed beef, chicken, hogs and sell eggs.
I bought 2 rib steaks, 1 lb of ground pork and a dozen eggs. I grilled the steaks along with a rib eye I bought from Smiths just to compare the tastes. The grass fed won hands down. I made breakfast sausage with the pork and it was unbelievable. And the eggs, well if you have never had fresh free range eggs you are really missing out. The yolks are orange and stick straight up in a frying pan and the flavor is unbelievable. I am not turning hippie or anything like that, but we should know where our food comes from and demand something better than what we are getting. Watch Food, inc. You'll see what I mean.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Great Bothwell Experiment

It's official! We are now the proud owners of 5 acres in farm country! Together, with a lot of gentle prodding from Keith, we have formulated a tentative plan to build on and cultivate this little slice of heaven. The area is breathtakingly beautiful, quiet, and charming. We can't wait to see what the future holds!
View to the west.
View to the east.

Remi seems to approve.
Marshall is still undecided.
Watch out, here we come!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival

Never mind the pricey admission, Thanksgiving Point knows what they are doing when it comes to tulips! We spontaneously joined my parents and siblings for an afternoon of soaking in the stunning beauty of the seemingly millions of tulips. To Remington and Marsh, it probably just seemed like another day at the park. They enjoyed running along the trails, playing with the kids and splashing in the water. For me, it was one of those days I wanted to kick myself for not bringing my fancy new camera. I think I only captured a small glimpse into how gorgeous this place really is in the springtime.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wheeler Farm

The first thing we saw when visiting Wheeler Farm was this precious little lamb basking in the sun with its mama. Boy, that's the life.
We went with a friend and her brood. Three boys is triple the trouble.Trying to get them to hold still was a joke!
Keith was in heaven with all of the barnyard animals around. A little inspiration for things to come.

Monday, May 2, 2011


or is it? He can't decide.