Today was an outing day
Friend Shirley Ann and I traveled North
to Linn County almost smack dab between Paola and Osawatomie
To a farm:
We were there to see the gardens
And owner Brenda was so gracious to give us a tour of her
The espaliered fruit tree garden . . . espaliered fruit trees form the fence to this garden
And inside there are some herbs . . .
Good stands of feverfew!
Also, there was a spiral herb garden
You start at the bottom and the herbs spiral up! Smallest to tallest!
After the tour, we retired to the porch where Hostess Brenda had lunch ready for our group
A farm table on the porch . . .
(which were delicious)
And a chicken Caesar Salad
Which was wonderful!
Lots of garlic and lots of lemon!
Herbal tea, chicken salad and homemade crackers
It can't get much better than that!
Oh, but wait it did!
Dessert -- a rhubarb custard cake topped with a fresh strawberry syrup and coconut
(I've asked for the recipe -- I hope Brenda complies -- it was a good dessert!)
We left with nothing but an admiration for all that Brenda and her husband did to these acres
for besides the gardens there are bees and goats and poultry (chickens, turkey, peacocks) . . .
But some of our group left with --
She was giving them away!
I'm not a chicken keeper and so no babies came home with me (nor with Shirley Ann) but there
was a young girl in our group who was thrilled that she got to take chicks home!
It was a great way to spend a June Monday morning!