Farm life…

March 14, 2011

For those of you who also read Kurt’s blog (and have from the beginning) the dashing Irishman mentioned in the Harriman post and this next little bit may sound familiar.  Yes folks, that is our good ol’ buddy Hubert.  Hubert was a roommate of Kurt’s back in Oakland (by random chance) and then coincidently my neighbor (also by random chance, and the way Kurt and I met).  When Kurt initially left on this trip, him and Hubert left together and traveled as far as Wyoming together, where Kurt set off north for the Canadian border, and Hue continued east back to the Big Apple.  He’s been living and farming the land in New York State for well over a year now, growing the most delectable greens the people on the West Side of Manhattan have ever seen.

We spent a few days up with Hue at his farm and used it as a jumping off point to go visit another cousin of mine living in nearby New Paltz.  Again, the days were fantastic and filled with great rides, fresh air, family time and a lot of singing and dancing to Justin Beiber songs (my cousin’s kids Callie and Daphne, not Hubert… at least not while we were in his company).

 

No farm would be right without the farm fresh eggs...

The talk of the town greens...

 

One of the highlights of our home trip was meeting Hue's fantastic girlfriend, and deer butcher, Sarah...

 

Sarah shows me the ropes...

Focus and precision...

Draggin, one of the farm's resident cats. Draggin was the only one of five kittens to survive in a litter. They don't call her Draggin for nothing...

Daphne and Callie, getting together for the morning brush before heading out to school...

Another day of super riding. We ventured back from New Paltz, heading for Hue's farm. Hue and Sarah met us down the road a bit and we toured the nearby mountains. The cold fresh air was completely rejuvenating...

The 209 Diner, located on.... yup, the 209. THE best diner I have ever been to in my life. The ordering ran the normal diner gambit... eggplant parm sandwich, Ruben, eggs, bacon and pancakes, egg salad, and a whole lot of fries...

...but nowhere near as good as this meal we all sat down to at the farm. Venison, greens, cabbage and various root vegetables. (p.s.- tasted to good I didn't even put ketchup on it!)...

My cousin Toni and the man with the green thumb, Hubert...

 

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One Response to “Farm life…”

  1. Viva said

    I miss those two buddies in the last photo!

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