You ever have one of those days, or maybe even weeks, where you feel like a rain cloud, with all its thunder and all its lightening, all its rain and all its hail, is constantly lingering above you? And there’s not a single umbrella or raincoat that you can use to deflect the storm?
This is one of those weeks for Ash Abbey, and that’s why I’ll be taking the reigns on this post today.
I won’t plug you into the details of my ridiculous speeding ticket and the phone calls from friends of the past, but I will place you into my yesterday and into my kitchen where I was creating this soup to make a warming post for you all — which this is! But not entirely what I had in mind…
In the heart of Gilbert, AZ is an 18 acre Certified Organic farm called Steadfast Farm at Agritopia. With the local farming passion and oversight of Erich and Yvonne Schultz, the farm has been busy with the growing of various fruits and vegetables and the raising of chickens, pigs, ducks, turkeys, and honeybees that combined create a local, and sustaining ecology of its own. Steadfast Farm aims to feed our community with the finest, organic, and quality produce — focusing passionately on providing a fresh bounty to local markets, local restaurants (including some of our most favorite places to eat!), and to their CSA members…which is a new + exiting thing for us Abbey girls!
Have you guys heard of Airbnb?
We’ll tell you a little bit about it:
With Airbnb, you rent a place to stay at (anywhere in the world, really) with a local host who either has a private room available, a shared room, an empty house/apartment, or even some really interesting accommodations like a treehouse (seriously now on our travelling bucket list cuz waking up in a tree sounds awesome). When staying in places with the host around, you have the opportunity to discover a new place with the eyes of a local and can get the inside scoop on a new land, and you also get to make a new friend! This helps travelers feel at home in a foreign place.
We totally aren’t affiliated with Airbnb, but our first experience with it in San Diego this weekend was amazing, and we can’t wait to try it out for our future adventures.