Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Pace of the Day

Today marked the start of the pursuit of fresh and delicious produce from our local farmer's markets.  This morning I loved seeing the fresh vine ripened strawberries and rhubarb all together with baked goods and plants from local gardeners. 
It was a much welcome break from the pace of the last few days as the food-drive is consuming a lot of my time and energy as it ramps up and heads into its last week.    
Once home I continued taking a break from everything by letting the dogs out to wander and explore.  The new owners of the property in back of us have been keeping the property mowed, so we took advantage of the freshly cut grass for a walk.  
My goal for the rest of the day is to continue to keep the pace slow. And with that, I just may go and take a nap. (Below is Sam, who is doing well after his bout of a terrible upset stomach)
  I hope you're enjoying your day!


  1. A NAP!
    Naps are GOOD!

    I'm happy to know that all at Golden Pines are well and having a nice day. The Farmer's Market stuff looks GORGEOUS!

    I think it's time for Mom to get out and mow ~ as she just got UP from a nap!



  2. the lush greenery in that one photo is wonderful! a farmer's market bounty sounds good, too. :)

  3. We are a ways away from the Farmer's market but its one of my most favorite things! I love to make relish, so I look for relish ingredients!

    Have a most pleasant day, and enjoy your nap, if you can get away with one.

    Jo, Stella, Zkhat and Ron

  4. Don't those strawberries look lucious!

  5. Hi there, So glad Sam is feeling better; love the pics as always.
    I need a nap too, so does Hunter.
    Hope you have a restful weekend relaxing.
    Hugs, Noreen & Hunter

  6. All that Yummy fresh food looks great ! Awesome photos. I am glad to hear all is well with you and your clan ! Have a good day !

  7. I was at the market today as well, great minds think alike! I hope you got your nap in and am glad to hear that Sam is recovered!

  8. We love seeing happy daze at Golden Pines. Toby has sure blossomed into the golden clown he was always meant to be. Good news about Sammy too.

  9. Woof! Woof! LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog header. Oh Green Grass ... good sign for everyone. Golden Good to see the Golden Pines Gang enjoying good weather. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs,Sugar

  10. Just look at all that wonderful fresh produce, makes me smile :)

    It's so green in just a couple of months, and the dogs are loving their romp !

    Yes, take quiet time for yourself....naps are good :)


  11. Since last weekend was so hectic and busy, we've been trying to stay low key here this weekend, and it's been really nice! Those strawberries are looking really tempting!

  12. From the strawberries, to the green, green grass, to Jake and Toby chillin' and knowing you were going to take a nap makes this a most excellent post!

  13. Yay!
    So glad to hear Sam is doing well. ♥

  14. Love that emerald green grass. But I mainly love the news that Sam is doing well. Keep the pace very slow and enjoy this spring weekend!

  15. It looks like a great day at
    Golden Pines!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  16. Hi Kim! I just love this time of year, when the fresh fruits and vegetables are available through the farmers market. It looks like you all are having a good weekend.. Good to see the pups sunning themselves!!

  17. Beautiful farm freshness here! We need this post at "Farm Fresh Friday"!! Love how Sam is sprawled out and feelin' good! Slow the pace and enjoy your weekend!!

  18. Glad to hear Sam is all right.

    Our market has been getting the best strawberries I have ever had. I'm embarrased to say I ate almost a pint of them on the way home! My husband laughed at every one I ate and said it was a good thing he was driving.

  19. I love when the Farmer's Markets start. Sadly that won't be for awhile yet here. :(

    Hope you and the pups are enjoying your weekend Kim!

    xo Catherine

  20. You are so ahead of us with your strawberries. Our rhubarb is ready tho. The pups look very comfortable and the weather looks great.

  21. Makes my heart smile that Sam is doing better.

  22. Kim your life in the countryside seems idyllic. The shade of green is so beautiful and your furries are adorable.

  23. I'm so glad that Sam is feeling better. That must be a relief for you this weekend! I love to wander through our local farmer's market and see all the fresh local produce. I'm glad you're getting to enjoy a low key lazy weekend!

  24. Enjoy the relaxation, the beautiful tranquility and the nap...

  25. lovely pictures and good news.
    doesn't get much better!
    to see sam stretching happily and
    toby... always a joyful grin!
    enjoy every little rest you can!
    tammy j

  26. Ahh yes, we've been rolling in the grass too. Mom wishes we wouldn't because we like to roll on smelly things, but give us a break. We're dogs.
    Morgan and the Porties

  27. I miss living in areas with great crops

    Stop on by for a visit

  28. I like your pace Kim! Feels like our's today....nice and easy. That's what Sundays are all about.
    Those strawberries look great! Our rhubarb is up about 3 inches....soon we will 'stew' it up!
    Have a great week ahead.

  29. Enjoy your day too! Those berries look delicious. I love a good farmer's market. IN fact, I don't think I have ever been to a bad farmer's market! Enjoy!

  30. We are so happy that Sammy is doing good! He looks like he is enjoying life!
    Toby looks like he is enjoying life too.
    We have not seen any Farmers Markets yet out west,, maybe because nothing seem to have grown yet.
    But we can just smell the freshness of all that you were looking at! Those strawberrys looked so yummy.
    I bet the furrys loved running on the newly mowed grass!

  31. Glad to read that Sam is doing better. Care to share some berries?

    Nadine & golden Neeli

  32. How wonderful, Hope you got that nap.

  33. I lubbs fresh produce and green grasses! May I come to libb wif Yeu, pretty please???

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

  34. We love when the farmers markets open. I get to nibble on green beans, corn, all the good stuff.
    Sweet William The Scot