Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Kraus Family Farm

Hey all,

I know it's been a while! But, with the arrival of summer and the END of college (for me), I find myself with open time for posting that I had only dreamed of for the past 9 months.

About a month ago a couple of friends and I went down to Decorah, IA to visit the farm of our dear compatriot John Kraus, where he is currently working for his family. They own a small organic operation with sheep, chickens, vegetables, berries, and a rich supply of wild morel mushrooms. Here's a couple photos I remembered to snag:

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An old bus frame has been converted into a chicken trailer.


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John showing us the inside of said chicken bus.


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Anne and the cat!


I had my first taste of sorrel here (a spinach-like green with a wonderful acidic bite), and wow, was I missing out. It was a beautiful place and a fun trip. I'm going to miss all of my Carleton farm friends quite a bit as real life rolls in, but I also have some secret fun adventures planned that I will most definitely share with you all in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!