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Prodigal Farm

For seven years the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association has organized an annual farm tour event in our area, but this is the first year I’ve heard about it! There were 23 farms (producing everything from vegetables to honey bees) offering tours over the weekend. Daniel and I only visited one farm, Prodigal Farm, a 97 acre former tobacco farm that is now home to a herd of 200 well-loved dairy goats. These are lucky goats. They’re living the goat dream!

dairy goat farm

dairy goat farm

This little girl kept trying to nibble my cheek with her funny goat lips.

dairy goat farm

Instead of barns, the goats shelter in empty school buses filled with hay. Herds are rotated each week by loading the goats into the buses and driving them to fresh pastures. So clever!

dairy goat farm

The super old farm buildings on site make Prodigal Farm a historic landmark, so it’s protected farmland.

dairy goat farm

After getting our fill of goat snuggles we toured the dairy to see where they do the milking and cheese making. I can’t wait to try the cheese and chocolate goat cheese cheesecake we got!

dairy goat farm

And this is just to prove that I accomplished #1 on my 28 by 29 list.

dairy goat farm

The Produce Box

Look what I found at our front door…

The Produce Box

A box full of freshly harvested goodies!

The Produce Box

The Produce Box delivers a box of freshly harvested local produce to your door once a week during the North Carolina growing season. The contents vary depending on what’s in season. This week’s box includes lettuce, strawberries, radishes, sweet potatoes, a ton of kale (a TON), and a head of cabbage. It looks like we’re having salad and strawberry shortcake for dinner!

I’m excited because this will force me to try some things I wouldn’t normally eat. Like cabbage. What do you do with a head of cabbage if you don’t like coleslaw?