What a great weekend with family visiting from St. Louis! My sis-in-law Laura and my nephew Elliott arrived late Thursday evening and jumped into the action!
Seems I’m not the only one that enjoys the zero-turn lawn mower…it’s like riding a go-cart and getting some much needed yard work done at the same time!
Laura was a big help with the planting: 273 heads of lettuce and 227 pepper plants planted and hooped! Yes, folks! That’s a BIG help! Those are pepper plants in that tractor scoop and yes, that is Elliott on the mower…again!
Elliott is an amazing chef (a local celebrity chef in St. Louis!). He is really into cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients and loves the whole FARM TO TABLE concept. After all of our hard work on Saturday Elliott treated us to a gourmet dinner of:
- stuffed mushroom caps
- spinach and arugula salad
- pickled radishes
- risotto with parmesan cheese
- grilled mahi mahi
He took advantage of having fresh asparagus, garlic, and herbs from Morning Glory and spinach, arugula and radishes from Abbe Hills Farm here in Mount Vernon! What an amazing dinner and such a treat after a long full day of working on the farm. THANKS ELLIOTT!!!!