I'm not sure if or when we'll be able to make it all happen, but in the meantime we enjoyed that slice of life at both a friend's farm and my in-laws' place on our recent trip to the Philadelphia area. (See New York photos from the trip here.)
I thought Cricket would get a kick out of the animals, flowers and vegetables at the farm, but she fell asleep in the car on the way and slept through the entire visit. Luckily, I got a full tour. I was camera-less but Instagrammed my way around.
Above: Barn with sunflowers.
Below top left: Popcorn!
Below top right: More sunflowers.
Below bottom left: Guinea hens.
Below bottom right: Peppers.
Below top right: Eggplant flower.
Below bottom left: Hot, hot peppers.
Below bottom right: Frizzle chicken.
Below top left: My little swimmer girl.
Below top right: Peaches at Linvilla Orchards, where we also visited horses, goats and chickens and bought fresh apple cider donuts. Yum.
Below bottom left: Purple cone flowers.
Below bottom right: Bleeding hearts, which remind me of my yard growing up.