Saturday, June 25, 2011

Our stay in Utah.

Utah is gorgeous! I just fell in love with this state! It has everything! Rivers, lakes, desert, mountains, forests, fields, canyons. Except for the sea...Well, there's got to be at least something missing. Nothing is perfect after all!

When I said we didn't want to leave Utah, I really meant it! We stayed there for 3 whole weeks and enjoyed every minute of it!

First of all, the farm we stayed at , Creekside Organics, was in full swing with the end of the year harvest! Oh, my! I have never seen a better variety of peppers and tomatoes! Then there were onions, and zucchinis, egg plants, carrots, arugula, basil, beets and squashes, to name a few. At this point there was no help needed with weeding or mulching (the two chores we had become such experts of!). The help was needed with picking and bringing the produce to the farmer's market and preparing the bags for the CSA members.

Larry, the farmer, was very nice and generous to us. We were welcome to use any of the veggies. And as much as we wanted. And when we were done with picking and helping Larry to make some preserves, we made preserves for ourselves. That was one of the reasons of my going "web dead". When we were not picking or exploring the canyons and visiting Arches National Park, we were busy canning! Our trailer was a few pounds heavier on the way back home and every time we opened a new jar of canned tomato lecho, or pickled juliets, or pickled beets and zucchinis, we sighed, overwhelmed by wonderful memories of us visiting Utah! Long, cold and snowy winter was so much nicer and cozier that way!

Another big news here. We got a puppy! It's a Golden Retriever. Neighbors on the farm had the litter of ten, and had a lot of male puppies to give away. We could have gotten as many as we wanted as they were free! The family that was giving them away just wanted the puppies to go to good homes. So, we thought we could provide a very good home for one of them! And guess what we named our puppy!.. It's UTAH! And we love him dearly!

And a few pictures will make you want to visit Utah! Start packing your bags! It should be one of the places to visit on your "bucket list"!


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