local produce and meat

Two Meatballs: Nobody Skips to a Cockfight!!!

Hey you guys!!!!  How are those New Years resolutions going?!?!  We are in such good places with food and exercise that we decided to kick off 2015 New Years Day with a full circle field trip!  My old next door neighbor and bff Katie’s little #verytall brother Joe, invited us to tour Coon Rock Farm; the place that he works and lives.  So me, Katie, Jenny, Brandon, London, Kelly, Wyatt and Chasey Poo piled in for a road trip to the beautiful town of Hillsborough for an awesome day!!!



I drove Katie, Kelly and the boys!


We had a lovely ride and literally couldn’t wait to get there!


45 fun filled minutes later we arrived at Coon Rock Farm…aptly named after a Coon Rock, which what the hell is that!?  #bleepbloopshit #madewyatt’slife

We were greeted by Farmer Joe and his hugenormous elk of a dog, Snowflake…our respective tour guides for the day.


So much to do and see already!!!



First up…tractors and equiptment…


Then we took a nice, muddy walk through the fields to find the new baby piggies!!! #exercise #newyearnewyou #activitypoints


A few selfies for the soul…


And then my favorite thing on earth…little snarfly, snorty, babelicious, wilbury piggie wiggies!!!!


I want to openly weep when I see those cute little wiggly butts and curly tails and how they prance and they have hair…ugh!  I heart pigs #hipearlovepeach This momma pig gave birth to these even littler even cuter angels just last night!  How lucky are we!?!


Dey are sooooo wittle and precious bittle baby porkies!!!!  If this place wasn’t a mud pit for days and surrounded by an electric fence and if I didn’t think that Momma Sow would murder me I would have been all up in that piggy wiggy mix!!!  #dream #bucketlist #snugglewithbabypiglets

Then we slipped and slid up a murky muddy hill to find a sea of veggie greenery!!!



Looks like somebody dropped their tiny sombrero #speedytherat


Then we continued down the path to a sea of swirly twirly chickens!!!


#ohthatsfreerangechickensmeans #eek

We came to a chicken party and a cockfight broke out!!!  The boys excitedly skipped in that direction to see the action take place…hence the title!  Then we meandered (waded) through more mud (quicksand) to get to the super serial grown pigs #manbearpig #pigbearman


They were terrifying and aggressive as hell…how could my sweet little angles turn into these brutes?! Time to jet!  This is how muddy Chase got…


This is how happy he was to be in the mud!


Conversely, this is how I felt…


Thanks everyone for holding my hand…literally! Onto the greenhouses!!!


An impromptu Smowflake photo op…


Another walk to more greenhouses…


#farmerjoeleadingtheway #sweetboys

Another impromptu family photo shoot…


Then into a haunted barn with one hundred thousand cobwebs…ie spiders…


And finally…to where the magic happens!!!


The meat, eggs and veggie storage!!!  You can purchase farm, fresh local goods straight from the source!!!


We made our final purchases…I walked away with bacon, breakfast sausage, a dozen eggs and a skirt steak for $35!!!  Then we learned some more!



We even learned how chickens lose their feathers #ick


Took a few more selfies…


Some classic photobombs…


And some last minute farm love before this train left the station…


What an amazing day spent with loved ones, getting exercise, learning where our food comes from, connecting with nature and walking away with healthy, local food.  Farmer Joe!!!!!  Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such an awesome, educational but mostly just the most funnnn tour ever!!!  It has been so great seeing you Tedrows so much over this holiday season…I don’t ever want it to end!!!  Best way to celebrate a New Year yet!  Love y’all to the moon…to the moon I say!!!



Between the meat I bought today and the delicious veggies Joe gave me for Christmas…I made this lovely meal.  Literally farm to table! Xoxo