Yesterday, I took a field trip to Liberty, NC to visit Rising Meadow Farm for their annual Sheep Shearing Day. My friends Margaret and Ella were brave enough to join for a winter picnic. Wind and 40 degree temperatures didn’t stop us from enjoying blue skies and sunshine – which were in plenty. Rising Meadow Farm is just 20ish minutes south of Downtown Greensboro and perfect for a quick weekend excursion. In addition to watching a team of shearers at work, we also caught sight of chickens, llamas and beautifully colored yarn inside the Farm Store. Rising Meadow has a couple of public events throughout the year – so, don’t miss out on this local treasurer nestled inside the low hills just south of town. It really is picturesque!
We enjoyed a picnic of Loaf bread, olives, cheese, homemade tomato soup and pomegranate spritzers. The wind cut back on our picnic lounging but the soup helped us stay warm. Hibernation this time of year is so tempting – but don’t let it keep you from the fun things going on around the Piedmont!
I’ll post the soup recipe tomorrow! And, check out all my Rising Meadow Farm photos on the MMoM Facebook page!