Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Today, we had the first field trip of the year with Mairead's preschool class. It was a beautiful early fall day here in Maine - the perfect day to go farming!

Living here in Maine, we're lucky enough to live surrounded by nature - and people embrace it here. They take advantage of it. It's such a great way of life. No matter what time of year it is, or what day it is, you always see people outside enjoying nature. I am so glad our girls have been given this opportunity to live here and see how wonderful nature can be.

Today, we visited Alewive's Brook Farm in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The children were going to learn about farming and where fruit & vegetables from from. The owners were very welcoming and generous to give all the kids and their families the run of the farm. The kids learned how to pick all sorts of vegetables and keep them to bring home! Mairead and Lilah had a blast! I am so glad they got this opportunity. You see, this summer, we've been trying to buy all local produce, so we either visit farmers markets (which happen several times a week around here) or going to local farms and buying fresh food there. This was the perfect way for the girls to see exactly where their food is coming from.

We picked strawberries, green peppers, eggplant, basil, tomatoes, corn, carrots, broccoli, red onions and beets. We got to bring everything home. We had two reusable shopping bags full of everything we picked!

Tonight, we steamed our freshly picked today broccoli and carrots for dinner. The girls were so proud of themselves - actually, I don't think I've ever seen Mairead eat the veggies so fast and be so eager to eat them!
All of our veggies!

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