So, the last couple of weeks we have been playing catch up on some projects (aside from dealing with the surprise ducklings and other surprises like that). We did get the wood shed for the syrup done and it looks wonderful!
|The proud new owner who doesn't |
have to duck his head to get in.
|Remember the pic on my previous blog of the |
"exploded shed"? This is the new one from the same view.
|Looking at it from the east. We can unload |
right into it. The little door is on the right side.
The syrup house is also to the right.
With a few wilds like the grapevine and onions, and a few regular crops like radishes and mustard greens, we are able to get enough orders together to head to the city of Chicago this week. It will be our first visit since syrup season and we are really looking forward to it. It is a nice day away from the farm, good visiting with our friends, and the whole day energizes and inspires us to try new crops.
Our friends in Champaign at Bacaro restaurant (http://www.bacarowinelounge.com/) have been getting some of our wild goodies the last couple of weeks. So if you are down that way, drop in for some great food. They are located downtown Champaign on Walnut street. Don't forget to try their fantastic wine selection also!
And, opening soon on Neil Street is Destihl Restaurant and Brew works (http://www.destihl.com/). We are all excited that they are able to finally open the Champaign restaurant. And, we wish them a huge success! Great people, great beer, great food.