We got a call yesterday afternoon from the health inspector who was in the area this morning and wanted to stop by. After some initial freaking out, we decided this would be a valuable learning experience and since we had made it clear that we were still waiting on a compressor for our cooler, we felt pretty confident in everything else.
Turns out, we're awesome and he was super impressed! He seemed to be making an effort to put us as ease right away and it was sort of like an organic inspection in that it was more a matter of him offering suggestions rather than just 'writing us up'. It was great and we're feeling pretty proud. I posted a photo tour over on the Chicken CSA blog.
Then, Armour showed up with a special delivery to the farm, for ME! Mark had sent a sample of this year's Acadia wheat off to Speerville and they reciprocated with 5 kgs of flour in a fancy bag with a lovely logo. I immediately set to work to make the first batch of bread with our home-grown heritage wheat, bred especially for the Maritime climate! Even more exciting, Acadia has proven to be agreeable with some gluten intolerances, which we all know is a growing concern for many.
Here's my baker's helpers checking out the rise in the new flour. Beautiful!
A couple more kid shots for those of my family members who read this pretty much soley for those:
I feel winter air on its way. The chicken CSA is down to it's last two pick ups, which means we're gearing up for pork! It's been so long since I had bacon, I can hardly remember what it tastes like.
I've got a bit of a rant coming regarding a blog posting that's gone facebook viral lately among the farming community. I'm sure it won't be popular with many, but I'm tired of the 'we're doing the best we can' line, when in fact very few of us are doing the very best we can.
Anyway, more on that later.
Hope this finds you making lots of warm soups, maybe piling wood or packing away summer clothes. Fall is here!! YAY!