May 24, 2011

chickens for sale...


i don't know what the farmer's markets are like where you live, but here in madison once spring arrives, they are everywhere and often. on saturdays the hubby and i have our choice of three markets to visit. wherever we go, we always fill our bag with an interesting mixture of goodies. guess who has fresh cilantro growing in her kitchen. 
guess who doesn't garden or grow anything with much luck.


on wednesday there's another market i go to that is within walking distance of anthropologie
{that's what i call a win win}




and
then on thursdays, there is one within walking distance of our house. at that market, there is a vendor that makes and sells the most incredible pumpkin bars, smothered in velvety cream cheese frosting. maybe the best i have ever had. at the other end of his booth, he sells scrumptious and squeaking fresh cheese curds. if you don't know what a cheese curd is, buy a plane ticket and come visit me. 
i promise you won't be disappointed.










i kind of wanted to bring this chicken home with me. or at least take it to my sister, who already has a chicken coop full of the best laying feathered friends anyone could ask for 
and
say 
"surprise"
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26 comments:

  1. Love visiting the markets too, always an interesting outing. By the way, love your "ink."
    I didn't know.

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  2. Delightful series of photos ... especially those little boots.

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  3. That looks like a black Jersey Giant.. I have one.. very friendly!!... you should have!

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  4. Her ink? That's funny, Mark ! ;)

    Lovely market walk, Lovely One. I so love how you see things. What a beautiful couple - especially with that bouquet of tulips!
    Wanting fresh radishes and cheese curds now !
    Happy Tuesday!

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  5. You twisted my arm with those cheese curds, I'm buying the plane ticket as we speak ;-)

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  6. Gorgeous photos, one after the other!! You are a very lucky, and talented, gal.

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  7. love the first portrait and that shot of the green onions... markets are getting ready to close down for the year here... too hot soon. now is the time for reading under umbrellas by the ocean!

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  8. Love the tattooed arm. I would never do that but I really enjoy observing other people's tattoos and what they deem to be as beautiful body artwork. :-)

    Di

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  9. Love the farmer's market. Great photos. I especially like the chicken-cute!
    -Lynn

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  10. Well thank you so much for taking us along to the farmer's market. I wish we had bigger better ones in my neck of the woods. If they all had an "ink lady" like you have at yours I bet I could even convince my Dear Hubby to tag along more often. lol ~ LOVE your sense of humor. You should of bought the chicken!

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  11. I think I want those cookies....NOW!! :-)

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  12. I love farmers' markets too.. and your photos depict the action and offering perfectly. I especially love your mountain of green onions. Great shot. Cheese curds.. YUM! There's a cheese factory on the way to/from the cottage where we usually pick up a pack or two of them to munch on the way. They do indeed squeak! And much less so on day two.

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  13. ok. i came back to say i lied. i can comment again. blogger got over its snit and is once again letting us wander aimlessly thru blogland.

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  14. Now that was fun wandering the market with you.

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  15. Cool market. And awesome that it's just a stop away from Anthropologie. Oh, yeah.

    The little boy in the red jacket is too cute.

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  16. I love these farmers markets pics! Sure take the chicken home :)

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  17. OMG.... squeak, squeak, squeak....yum.... can you fed-ex me some? :)

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  18. Wonderful, wonderful photos! How I wish we had a convenient farmers market...everything here is 30-45 minutes away except for a tiny one that has very little for sale:(

    Love those boots!

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  19. Farmers Markets rock! Fun post and pictures.

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  20. Pumpkin bars can count as a vegetable - so can carrot bread. That chicken needs some TLC!

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  21. What a fun trip to the farmer's market. Have fun visiting today too.

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  22. What a perfectly delightful trip you have taken me on!! Love the little girl with her unique sense of fashion. Those boots are perfect!!
    Your pictures are exquisite!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  23. you make my mouth water for really frickin cool farmers markets with tits, tats, chicks, and such...yep, I just typed all that!

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  24. Simply love farmer's markets and you have ca[tured the essence of them so well! I'm eager for the first full-fledged one of the season to begin!

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  25. Oh, markets are so much fun. Love them.
    I've never tried cheese curds..always wondered what they taste like..I imagine them to taste not like cheese at all...a mild flavour with a hint of salt. Am I even close?

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  26. You know,
    when I post photos it takes so much courage.. esp when i see ones like this. someday I'll learn , not to ever be as amazing as you, but to learn for it's own sake.

    ( and I love your new header.. and can't wait to flip mine :) )

    xoxoox

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth