Life on a farm can be pretty cool and it has always been a dream of mine, so today I want to share what a day at New Hope Farm is like.
We rise early every morning to the sound of our rooster, George crowing.
Some mornings I feel like it is the most beautiful way to start the day and other mornings I am looking up recipes for coq au vin.
I am usually the first one downstairs and put the coffee on while starting to get breakfast ready.
This is probably my favorite part of the day as I am able to enjoy my first cup of coffee alone in the early morning light reflecting on what the day ahead may bring.
Breakfast is usually a pretty big affair here on the farm.
The smell of eggs and bacon cooking is usually enough to get everybody out of bed and down to the kitchen.
After breakfast everyone gets washed up and ready for the day as I clean the dishes and straighten up the kitchen.
After that it is outside to work for Jim and I and the kids are always by my side.
Once the morning chores are done, we all meet back in the kitchen for lunch and a short rest before we start the afternoon chores.
Jim heads back out to work first, while I clean up and indulge in one of my new favorite pleasures, a cup of matcha green tea.
I used to drink coffee after lunch, but it always left me crashing before the afternoon work was done.
A good friend of mine was drinking matcha and I decided to try it.
I absolutely love it!
It is grown on Japanese tea farms, but I am definitely going to look into the possibility of growing some here on the farm.
I have tried many different brands of matcha and my favorite so far is Jade Leaf Matcha.
It gives me the energy that I need to get through the afternoon without that 3pm crash.
Once the afternoon chores are done, we all meet back in the kitchen for dinner.
I love that our kitchen table has become the hub of our home that brings us all together.
I hope that we can continue that tradition as the kids get older.
After dinner, we all retire to the living room to either watch tv or read.
Then it is bath time for the kids and off to bed.
Tomorrow we get up to do it all again!
I absolutely love life on the farm!