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We had a relaxing weekend with friends in Connecticut again, and had a chance to visit a chicken farm and collect eggs! I was surprised by how patient the chickens were around small kids, and not a single egg broken!

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After visiting friends in Rye NY, we made a trip to Muscoot Farms. This sweet little farm doesn’t encourage feeding the animals but sometimes you can pat one.. and there was a great little farmer’s market going on that Sunday. We loved the fresh strawberries.

Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone!

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I can’t believe how lush and green this lake got in just a matter of two weeks. Ezra and Brad finally got to play with a Solar UFO Balloon that we got for the holidays, and Zoe met a couple of new sister girlfriends. And Ezra learned to kayak on his own! I know, a little scary.. but a mom has to let kids do these things on their own little by little… right? (Gulp!)

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Cornwall CT is only 2 hours away, but tends to amass about 7 additional inches of snow for every couple of inches we have in the city. And since it’s a fairly untouched place, we get to return to it blanketed with snow even if nothing has fallen for a few days. The kids loved this – we even squeezed in a science experiment for Ezra to take back to school. Did you know if you throw boiling water into the air at 10 degrees fahrenheit – the water will turn to snow in the air? I didn’t!

We also met a very adorable bear dog at the ski slopes and now my kids want a Newfoundland – yeah, in a city apartment. That could be an entire blog unto itself.

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dog and Zoe ... about the same size!

dog and Zoe … about the same size!

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she wants another sloppy kiss

she wants another sloppy kiss

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What a great use of unused space, right? Take all the rooftops of the city, and imagine how much you could grow! We visited Brooklyn Grange‘s Queens location – the flagship farm on Northern Blvd – which is just a short distance from our home.

The kids loved searching for mint and other herbs (a challenge the farm stand attendant put them to as soon as they got to the roof). We happened to be there when a little ‘end of the farm apprentice season’ celebration was going on .. and watched chefs put together lunch in a ‘paleo-diet theme’, and Ezra loved studying how a DJ scratches a record.

Read more about the incredible process of turning a roof into a farm here.

first 3 pix © Donnelly Marks

first 3 pix © Donnelly Marks

© Donnelly Marks

 

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cannot. stop. eating. the. goods!

cannot. stop. eating. the. goods!

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I guess being from NYC I don’t get to see a lot of snow. In the last couple years there’s been a day here, a day there – when the snow falls deep enough to warrant suiting up in snow suits and finding a hill to sled on. So forgive me if I post more gratuitous shots of snow again. Snow blanketing everything – little mysterious paw prints in the snow (what animal walked through here last night?!), and using all that snow as an excuse to get Zoe an adorable hat.
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Hurricane Sandy caused Ezra’s school field trip to the farm to be postponed. About a month later we got a rescheduled date and went to the Green Meadows Farm – where we’ve been before with Ezra back when he was nearly 2 years old. We were shuttled through the farm for various activities: all students got to ride a pony, enjoy a hay ride, milk a cow and even got to catch chickens in the chicken pen! Ezra’s friend Wade is definitely the best chicken-catcher I’ve ever met.
Everyone was rewarded a pumpkin at the end (even though it was well after Thanksgiving) — I guess there must’ve been a surplus of them after the hurricane shut the farm down for a few weeks.
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While in the Rochester area we checked out this farm for some autumn fun… because fall just isn’t FALL without some pumpkin picking and doughnut eating, am I right? There were a lot of play horses and things to ride on, a giant slide off of a mountain of hay, and don’t even get me started on the doughnuts (and warm cider!)
We loved it – although we could’ve done without Corny the Clown soaking us with his tractor hose in 40 degree rainy weather at the end of our visit. I now see where my fear of clowns comes from.

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Our barn had a big backyard to frolic in, with benches made of logs and ride-on toys strewn about. The kids loved playing with little animals on the windowsill, and I loved the overgrown ivy on the shuttered window in our loft bedroom. The nights were punctuated with s’more-making sessions and sweet sleepovers under mosquito nets. We will miss summer and the lobster, corn and tomatoes.



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While I don’t yet have shots of the kids frolicking in colorful leaves, rest assured that fall seems to already be upon us. Unlike last year (I remember it being warm, or downright HOT until Halloween last year) we are getting cooler weather and leaves sticking to the car windshield already. Believe it or not, I already got what seems like the flu or a chest cold – that has knocked me out so hard I couldn’t even blog. Or take pictures. Or play with my kids. So I apologize for the slow posting but thankfully there was another mamma on hand with iphone and Instagram (thank you Ina!) She took these cute shots of E and Z and their friends Lea, Mia and Brad romping in cornfields – and one very last romp on the beach – while we went back to the Bridgehampton barn where me and my husband were married. And just as on our wedding day, the waves were huge and rowdy in an oddly soothing way that could lull you to sleep on the beach.

Photos by Ina Seow

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