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.
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.