Joy in June

A young colt gets a nuzzle at Horse Drawn Farm, where they take that name seriously.

THERE’S JOY TO BE FOUND if you look around. Sometimes you can almost taste it.

It’s June at Horse Drawn Farm, where I took my brother Tom this week during a one-day marathon tour of Lopez Island’s greatest hits (the Brian version).

Besides stocking up on peppery-fresh arugula and tremendously large stalks of crimson rhubarb, we got to see a draft-horse colt nuzzling its mama. The farm’s name is no joke, they really plow their fields with these beautiful examples of equine splendor.

Tom, who has come to stay for a while from his home in southern Arizona, called our day on Lopez one of his best days in years.

My brother Tom Cantwell with a bag of fresh produce at Horse Drawn Farm.

A nice spinoff benefit I’m looking forward to after dinner tonight: the strawberry-rhubarb crumble he baked, using berries from Center Island Farm and sweetened with stevia-based brown sugar.

Sounds like a mouthful of joy to me.

5 thoughts on “Joy in June

  1. What a grand day! Add in the joy of brother’s company – and dessert! Welcome to June in the Pacific NW, Tom.

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  2. Brian:
    We are so sorry to learn of Barbara’s death. Your obituary is beautiful. We remember so many good times with the two of you in Vancouver, Portland, Sucia Island, the library cottage at the beach. I would love to hear from you. We are living in Port Orchard.
    Dave Kern
    360-904-7669

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