I made some adjustments to our new smoker that we built last summer.
It is working much better now and we were able to run a few batches of smoked sausages and bacon through this week. I felt very fulfilled and content last night as Rose rolled a gorgeous mound of Roulades de Canards for market, Roman and River frolicked in the grass in the warm afternoon sun, Madrona napped in the farmhouse, and the seductive, primal smell of smoking meats wafted across the farm.
River is just over six months old now, and beginning to crawl. It is such a delight to watch his development. It won't be long before he is joining his brother and sister working on the farm. The kids love to work. Roman is really becoming a great helper around the place, slinging crates and running errands. Madrona is smart as a whip and is easily counting up to twenty, which is very helpful to keep track of the dollars she earns helping Rose grind meat for sausage. Roman has used his earnings to buy himself a couple of pretty cool excavators and trucks from Clover toys in Ballard. Madrona says she is going to buy “sneakers “ with her hard earned cash! I was surprised to hear she even knows what sneakers are since she only ever wears X-Tra Tuff farm boots or nothing. When it comes to clothing however, that girl is very opinionated! Sneakers she shall buy.
Rose, the kids and I look forward to seeing you all in the Magic Meat Truck this weekend!
**Please note we will not be at our usual location in Ballard Sunday. We are now fully independent and will not be part of the market organization for the 2022 season. We will be located four blocks south of our former location. Continue walking two blocks past south end of market, or find ample parking south of us on Ballard Ave. We will be located at the intersection of 20th Avenue NW and Ballard Avenue NW at about 5200 Ballard Ave NW in front of the Macleod’s pub. We are still finalizing our street permits for this new location, so please bear with us as we make this transition.