Last night the husband and I went to an Outstanding in the Field event in Silt, CO, about 1.5 hours from where we live. If you ever get a chance to go to one of these, do it. Don't let the (cough) price scare you off. The experience is TOTALLY worth it if you can afford it.
The dinner was held at Divide Creek Farm. Have you ever been to a place that is so perfect and so amazing that when you get home you want to bulldoze everything you have and start over from scratch? This farm is that kind of place.
The farmer is Clara Coleman. I heard last night that her father had a farm in Maine, but it wasn't until I looked on her farm's website this morning that I realized that her father is the Eliot Coleman. I have his book!!
Every square inch of the farm is beautiful--from the rolling greenhouses, to the trellised tomatoes and cucumbers, to the numerous barns and sheds. Everything is beautifully constructed, with amazing attention to the tiniest detail. The pictures pretty much speak for themselves.
The absolutely stunning office, with an indoor, 2-story rock climbing wall for Clara's sons.
Clara's chicken house puts mine to shame!
(Yes, that's an outdoor sauna, shower and hot tub!)