Our Thanksgiving tradition has always been not to have a tradition. Some years we spend it with family, some years we spend it at friends’ houses, and some years we celebrate on the farm. We have that odd combination of working in agriculture and retail. Which means we’re busiest during the Spring planting season, Summer growing season, Fall harvest season, Holiday shopping season, and Winter birthing season. So, yep. Year round. (And we wouldn’t have it any other way.) But this year we were lucky and got to spend Thanksgiving right here on the farm. Home again, Home again, Jiggedy Jig!
One of the best things about living on a farm is that almost our entire meal came from either our garden or our neighbors’ farms. We grew the vegetables all ourselves, and got the turkey from our friend, Jay Lavery. (The famous Dancing Farmer from Youtube.) We also love to try out new recipes for Thanksgiving. Twists on the traditional. We get our fill of delicious, classic Thanksgiving dishes when we visit others’ houses, so when we’re at home, we get creative.
Before we show our photos of this year’s celebration, we want to let you know how truly thankful we are that you all let us do the work we love to do. We never imagined that we’d be able to support this farm by ourselves, let alone create jobs for so many others. Because our home is one of the oldest and most historic houses in our area, we really consider it our duty to keep it standing and in good shape for the next generation. It’s your help that lets us do that. So even though Thanksgiving is only one day a year, we wake up each morning thankful for what we have and determined to pay it forward.