I have a confession to make, I love Iowa. I mean, I really, really love Iowa. My sister and I drove to Chicago two weekends ago. As we crossed back into Iowa we both sighed. My sister was the first to say it. “Don’t you love it?”
We’ve had the same on going conversation for almost 10 years now. Usually, Bene`, my sister, will call me and say it. Then we talk about what is going on at the time. “Are the corn fields just starting to show signs of growth by your house?” Or “Is it raining there yet? Isn’t it beautiful?”
I always feel sorry for people who move here and hate it. What a bummer it must be for them. How could you not find something to love about Iowa?
Eric and J are taking a small tour of Iowa this week. They will be packing up the broiler birds on Wednesday night and heading up to Greene, Iowa. The drive up to Greene is amazing. It’s a 2 1/2 hour drive Northwest of Iowa City. They will be hauling 300+ birds off on Thursday morning, around 4 am. They will get the chance to watch the sunrise over growing fields. Once they drop the birds off they will have a few hours to kill (yep, I’m funny!) as they wait for the birds to be processed. After this they will drive home, looking at the beautiful Iowa countryside.
This means Salt Fork Farms will have full frozen chickens for sale this weekend at the Iowa City Farmers’ Market. What a treat!
Be sure to check back later this week for the list of what Eric will have on Saturday. We will also announce the date of our CSA gathering ASAP. We truly appreciate all of you who have invested in Salt Fork Farms.
Have a great week, and if you haven’t figured out how great Iowa is, go out for a bike ride or drive. It’s insanely beautiful.