We visited a Ranch recently and during one of our walks, we saw this amazing tree. My little one looked at it and said, “Mommy, it’s a flying bird”. And I said, “Why yes, it is”. Very appropriate I thought.
Last year, Uncle Sam moved this “city girl” to the western central coast where we saw nothing but farms and cows after driving an hour from the tiny 2 gate airport. So needless to say, I was out of my element for a while.
The military has its benefits by allowing you to see this great nation and world if you’re lucky by exposing you to varying climates and culture. At first, I didn’t like this small town with no major chains of food or shopping. But I think I’m coming around to the lifestyle of no traffic, everyone knowing each other, great walking neighborhoods and yes, even the farms.
I am trying to keep it low, but I think it’s the coolest thing that we’re able to eat food directly from the ground and not from a shipment, buy inexpensive & tasty wines from the local vineyards and attend farmer markets just down the street. I’m even in a veggie co-op where I buy weekly boxes of local produce (organic of course)! And better yet, the kids and I began to grow our own garden in the backyard (yes, I now have a backyard).
I think this city girl has become “granola”! Oh and I now make that too!
This Pony Farm is in Central California and is home to about three dozen of these precious animals. One could be yours from anywhere around 3,000 to 6,000 dollars.
But much to my daughter’s dismay, we did not go home with one! But this little guy was our favorite.