Friday, April 25, 2008

Well-Sweep Farm

We never wrote about our visit to Well-Sweep Farm last weekend. Saturday was gorgeous and perfect for a drive out to the country. When we arrived, the guy who greeted us immediately mapped out where all the adorable baby animals are for Nico's viewing and cuddling pleasure. Mark and Kate both went all starry-eyed at the plethora of flowers and herbs, but we had the foresight to make a list, which helped us stay on track and mitigated the dazzling effect.

The farm is still getting organized for the season, but we managed to find almost everything on the list, including Italian oregano, lemon thyme, Logee rosemary, broad-leaf sage, slow-bolting cilantro, flat-leaf parsley, lemongrass, and a Vietnamese herb that tastes surprisingly like cilantro and can be grown indoors year-round. Kate and Mark each got a treat for themselves--Mark a curry leaf plant, Kate a sweet bay. We also picked up a couple of the fabulous black violets that were such a hit last year.

Best of all, old Cy struck up a conversation, as usual, and he actually remembered us! We'll go back again to get our basil sometime in May and hopefully we'll get to explore the private greenhouses with Cy like we did two years ago.

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