Three Years on the Farm

Three years ago today, we arrived from St. Louis to live full-time on the farm. No regrets, no looking back, and our marriage is stronger than ever. I am now in the sweetest sweet spot of my life!

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Delightful Evening Wind

It’s been a HOT season so far here on the farm. That’s good for grapes… as long as you can avoid mildew, fungus and the like. Fortunately, we get a reliable evening breeze from the south. And that helps keep the grapes clean and dry. It also makes for a really lovely end to the day!

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Breakfast and Sweets

We managed to go over the top with breakfast at a really beautiful place near the Louvre: breads and pastries, eggs (poached and scrambled) with fixings, yogurt with homemade mueslix, fresh squeezed orange juice, piping hot coffee, more pastries… AMAZING. The place is Claus – La Table du Petit-Déjeuner. Not inexpensive but a real treat!

Then Sweet Baby G and I went strolling to find ourselves in a fancy pants chocolate shop. They also had those pretty cookies… oh, I mean macarons. Gorgeous!

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Happy Hour – Last Night in Paris

One of our favorite “traditions” on the farm is Happy Hour: heavy appetizers and refreshments in lieu of a big meal. We picked up some yummy cheese at a French coop, a baguette, some chips (you can take the boy out of America but…), and a bottle of wine. That, with a sliced up apple, made for a pretty nice happy hour. The only things missing were Luna, Gidget and Buttercup! Can’t wait to see them!

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Luxembourg Gardens

This was also high on Sweet Baby G’s list, and a nice walk from our apartment. The gardens are 1) enormous, and 2) stunning. We strolled, we sat, we napped. If you’re looking for a beautiful place to cool your jets, this is it!

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