6/21/2011

tuesday

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we took a short trip up the coast yesterday to one of my favorite places, solvang. it's as close to the country as i can get right now, if only i could live there or somewhere similar to it. we turned off the highway and took our usual back road into town. saw the cows and horses and organic farm stand. we had a quick lunch, bought danish desserts, and stopped by our regular thrift shops. i bought my first quilt from the nodding place, then we ate dinner at our usual spot, split pea andersons, and by chance ended the night watching a gorgeous sunset over the mountains.

we had breakfast in town this morning and stopped in a few more shops before driving out to santa ynez to get fresh organic peaches. the miniature horses had babies recently, they were so adorable and definitely male. ;) then we stopped by the organic produce stand before heading back home.

i've never been inside, only seen their stand on the outside. there was nobody there, they practice the honor system, i love that! it was decorated so wonderfully. the vegetables looked delicious and i nearly squealed when i found organic farm fresh eggs, that were picked this morning. i gladly paid $4 for them, which was put in a giant barrel with a slit in it. i also bought some swiss chard, carrots, and butternut lettuce. outside were the 3 little goats that i fell in love with last september and many beef cattle grazing. if we had time i would have gone picking for berries. i could spend all day everyday there or on a farm of my own. some day.

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