We spent last weekend at the most magical little farm near the mountains!
It was totally a last minute decision to go, but we really just felt like we needed a bit of a break from city life and the rat race in general. Adam grew up out in the country and we both love to daydream about one day having our own little farm with a great big garden for our kids to grow up on. I love where we live, but every time we get out in the country a bit, I always find myself dreaming about the possibilities. 😉
Anyway, I found this place on Airbnb and it turned out to be such a find! The owner, Ruth, was so accommodating to us and shared her homemade cheese and fresh milk each day we were there. Let’s just say that my boys are forever spoiled after trying that milk! I honestly didn’t even think I LIKED milk until I tried the real deal. So fresh and wonderful…and now it’s pretty much impossible to go back to the stuff they sell at the store. I don’t have too much else to say, here, because we didn’t actually DO too much while we were there! It was very peaceful and very relaxing, which is a rare thing when you’re traveling with little kids. On Saturday, we drove into town and visited the local farmers market for some veggies to cook with dinner. We were lucky enough to purchase some fresh meat at the farm to cook up right there — best steak of my entire life! I totally bought another 10 lbs or so of meat, as well as her wonderful homemade cheese, to keep in our freezer at home before we headed back. It makes such a difference when you know how humanely the animals are treated and all of the wonderful green grass they get to roam around on all day long. Everything there just felt so healthy and right.
It’s incredibly important to me to show my boys where their food comes from. I have always felt passionate about this, but I will say it’s been in the last year that this passion has really been ignited as we’ve partnered with a few local farms to supply our family with veggies and meat. We already booked our return trip to the farm this winter and I can’t wait. All of the baby animals are born in December and I think my kids will just go nuts (I know I will). The boys were just so happy there, running around picking berries and chasing the dogs. Our trip really made me think on a few things, especially the dairy industry, and I’m exploring some “options” locally regarding all that.
Here are some photos from our trip! If you live locally and would like the actual link of the farm, please email me and I’ll get it to you.
KatSeptember 27, 2017 at 11:01 am
Please send me info on this farm. Sounds like an amazing get away from the bay area. We live in Rockridge with 2 little ones.
jennaSeptember 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm
shoot me an email, Kat!
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Lynn (Tahoe Fabulous)September 27, 2017 at 6:08 pm
I think I saw on instagram that the farm was near Nevada City, right? I go there a few times a year for work and my husband’s parents own a B&B there. I love that town! If you go back, try to make it to eat at New Moon. Three Forks Brewery/Bakery is also great.
Kristin | The Grape Soda ClubSeptember 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm
What an absolutely lovely escape! I grew up on a working ranch and vineyard and dream of moving back to the country – preferably wine country, of course – and getting back to that lifestyle!
Ashley LSeptember 28, 2017 at 8:08 am
My husband and I have always dreamed of living on land and building on our own home. We love the country too. We’re back living in socal though and miss the Oklahoma countryside.
JamieSeptember 29, 2017 at 6:04 am
That looks amazing!!! I would love to live on a farm too! I know its hard work but I think it would be so rewarding. I love your boots! I have been reading your blog for years and was so happy when you came back to blogging. It was like a long lost friend called. Cheesy, I know! Anyway I have always loved your book recommendations and was wondering if you have read anything good lately. I am assuming with two little boys reading time is at a minimum but just figured I’d ask.
Have a great weekend!
HollySeptember 30, 2017 at 6:15 am
Love the look of this place, perfect for a great break! The pictures of your little ones are so sweet as well, looks like you all had brilliant fun. Airbnb is so good for last minute getaways 🙂
Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo
RachelOctober 24, 2018 at 8:09 am
I know you’re about to give both but I’m hoping to get the link for this place before your newest one arrives! What’s the best way to get that? Thank you!
Also, I’ve been making your banana waffles for years and your recent post about freezing them inspired me. Thank you for the re-stash idea for easy mornings.
sugarpawzMarch 17, 2019 at 2:46 am
Anyway, I found this place on Airbnb and it turned out to be such a find! The owner, Ruth, was so accommodating to us and shared her homemade cheese and fresh milk each day we were there. I have always felt passionate about this, but I will say it’s been in the last year that this passion has really been ignited as we’ve partnered with a few local farms to supply our family with veggies and meat.