What a difference a week makes! Today I am enjoying the smells and sounds of fall. The air is crisp outside as I watch some football and bake pumpkin in my oven in preparation for some pumpkin soup. (I will have to let you know how that turns out!)
It was just last weekend that I was still in summer mode, as I braved a bee sting to the forehead and some of the hottest temperatures we have had all summer here in the Pacific Northwest, and volunteered at a farm dinner at Dog Mountain Farm in Carnation, Washington.
I had been wanting to attend one of these dinners for a couple of years now, so when I heard of an opportunity to volunteer to help serve up dinner cooked by a local guest chef at this beautiful outdoor locale I nabbed a spot!
Just look at this view! The dining tables are set up in the orchards with a view of the Cascades.
If you have never been to a farm dinner, then this is one experience that I highly recommend for you!
There are many animals on the farm including chickens, pigs (with one that kept escaping all evening and providing added entertainment for the guests!) and of course, the goats.
And what farm would be complete without a farm dog?! Shelby was surely enjoying some of the leftovers!
There’s loads of fruit…
fresh garden herbs…
And even farm-fresh eggs – I took some of these babies home and had the best egg blinner (breakfast for dinner) I have ever had! Oh, farm-fresh eggs! Where have YOU been all my life?
All of the dishes for the dinner were prepared in this expansive outdoor kitchen. (Something to strive for in my own yard!)