May 23rd, 2006
Answer: Charlotte, NC
Three weeks in and we are still enjoying ourselves although any ideas we had about this being some kind of vacation are totally gone. We have been doing some serious farm hopping and have finally learned that, despite our best efforts, our posts to the site will always be about 7-10 days behind the actual visit. Today we’ll put up Hendricks Farm which we visited all the way back on the 13th. What a bunch of slackers, right? First of all, this country is big- I know everyone knows that but you get to know it in a different way when you are on the road- so the getting-from-one-farm-to-the-next is taking up some hours. Secondly, much to the dismay of cityfolk, not all farmers feel the need to have high speed internet access! But we’ve decided we don’t care because they have other things we LOVE like mad cooking skills, grass-fed beef, farm-raised chickens (and their eggs), whey-fed pork, and let’s not forget those things outside that take up space and grow things….gardens. So we will press on, doing our best, and filling our bellies with cheese, farm forage and meats (I will write about my shift from vegetarianism during week one at some point- but the farm posts come first).
Just to keep y’all informed (we are in the South): We swapped our minivan rental for a lease-takeover (see our post about that), we’ve continued to have insane ice cream (one of our biggest “incidentals” in the budget), we’ve tasted multiple kinds of moonshine, and we even ate at a Vietnamese restaurant in central North Carolina where we were clearly the only lame-o’s who didn’t speak Vietnamese. We’re heading south today, breaking up the drive to southern Georgia- we will let you know if we find anything amazing in Athens where we hope to lay our cheese heads tonight.
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